If the school purchased the device, it is the property of the school. If the assistive technology was purchased using the student's Medicaid or private insurance funds, the device belongs to the student.
The school district is not obligated to provide "state-of-the-art" technology if the student's needs do not require it or if the student is unable to utilize it; however, if a student needs a "state-of-the-art" device or service to receive a free and appropriate education (FAPE), then the distri
Yes. This practice is especially appropriate for children with disabilities who are transitioning from Birth to Three programs into public school programs or transitioning from public school to adult services through Rehabilitation Services.
The school district must assume financial responsibility for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services that are identified by the IEP team unless the cost is covered by third party benefits or insurance coverage and the parents agree to use such coverage to pay the cost, or a don
Federal law is silent on this issue. However, it is reasonable to expect a school district to assume liability for an assistive technology device that is family-owned, but used to implement a student's IEP, either in school or at home.