Chapter 71B section 5 of the Mass General Laws is amended in the second paragraph by deleting the first sentence and inserting the following:
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 27C of Chapter 29 or any other general or special law to the contrary, if a child with a disability whom a school committee provides or arranges for the provisions of special education in an approved private day, public school or residential school placement, including a placement in a pediatric nursing home pursuant to the provisions of section 3, or his parent or guardian moves to a different school district on or after July 1 of any fiscal year, such school committee of the former community of residence shall pay the approved budget costs, including transportation costs of such approved private day, public school or residential placement, including placement in a pediatric nursing home for such child for the balance of such fiscal year, provided however that if such move occurs between March 1 and June 30, such school committee of the former community of residence shall pay such costs for the balance of the fiscal year in which such move occurred as well as for the subsequent fiscal year.
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