Educational Services in Institutional Settings

  • Description
  • Funding History
  • Proposals

When youth under the age of 18 commit offenses that result in a sentence to a juvenile detention facility, the state remains responsible for their education. The School Age Children in Institutional Schools and Houses of Correction program allows the state to pay for these students’ educational needs and provide supplemental services such as special education.

This funding also helps support the alignment of educational standards for youth in institutional settings with standards for all students, which can ease the reintegration of youth into traditional public schools.

Updated June 2015

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