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Who owns the assistive technology purchased for an individual student?

Answer: 

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. If the device was donated, ownership would be determined by the conditions of the donorship. If the parents or third party pays for a portion of a device, and the school pays a portion of a device it is advisable that a written agreement be drawn up between the school and the parents regarding ownership.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 05, 2015 at 6:33am.