Out-of-District Placement [Education] Law and Legal Definition

The State Board of Education establishes set-aside funds for special allocations prior to the determination of per pupil allotments. An out-of-district placement places a child in a specialized school specifically designed to address special learning or behavioral needs. The Out-of-District Program assists local education agencies in funding the excess cost of the placement of a child in a program not operated by the local education agency. These placements may be public, private, residential, in state or out-of-state. These specialized schools have the benefit of providing the highest degree of structure, routine, and consistency throughout the school day.