Types of Placements through the Voucher System
Non-Special Education (NSE)
Students are placed by state placing agencies for care, safety, or treatment purposes. The home school district must evaluate and submit the Required Documents through the voucher system per A.R.S. § 15-765(E) and 15-1183(B).
Care Special Education (CSE)
Students are placed by state placing agencies for care, safety, or treatment purposes, but are currently eligible for special education. The home school district must update documentation (if necessary) and submit the Required Documents through the voucher system. The home school district is also responsible for keeping the IEP and evaluation current while the student is at the RTC per A.A.C. R7-2-404(B)(6)(a).
Residential Special Education (RSE)
Students are placed by an IEP team and the least restrictive environment (LRE) is listed as a residential placement. In this process the public education agency (PEA) must reach out to the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) to conduct a behavioral health assessment. Determining the RBHA will assist the PEA in identifying the local RBHA. For additional information, email the Vouchers Unit.
State Placing Agencies
State placing agencies per A.R.S. § 15-1181(12) is the Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC), the Department of Economic Security (DES), the Department of Child Safety (DCS), the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
Additional information is located at the ESS Vouchers web page. You may also contact [email protected].
Page revision date: March 26, 2021