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22 Pa. Code § 405.24. Enrollment.

§ 405.24. Enrollment.

 Each approved provider shall develop and implement a plan for securing full enrollment on the first day of class for the program year and maintaining full enrollment throughout the program year, except as follows:

   (1)  When a student leaves the Program after the start of the program year, the provider shall have up to 20 instructional days to fill the vacancy, after which time the Department may request the return of funds or reduce future payments for the vacated and unfilled slot in the amount of funds relative to the remaining instructional days of the Program for that program year, unless the vacancy occurs within 21 instructional days of the last day of class.

   (2)  If an enrolled child has ten or more unexcused absences, the provider shall take appropriate steps to address attendance, up to and including dismissal of the child from the Program. The Department may request the return of funds or reduce future payments to Programs that have not taken appropriate steps to overcome unexcused absences.

   (3)  Provider policies regarding unexcused absences and the number allowed must be written and provided to parents, families or guardians of enrolled children, and to the Department.

   (4)  An approved provider may not deny a student admission to a Program by reason of the student’s disability.

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