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Aquanda S. Cummings
Policy Evaluation and Development Specialist
Georgia Department of Education

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Atlanta, GA 30334
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Residential Treatment Facilities
served under Amended
O.C.G.A § 20-2-133(b)

In 2006, the Georgia Legislature passed Senate Bill 618 transferring the education responsibility for children in state custody from state agencies, the Department of Human Resources (DHR) and the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to Local Education Agencies (LEAs). This bill amended Section 20-2-133 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A).

As a result, the following students are eligible for enrollment in the educational programs of a local school district.

  • All students who are “in the physical or legal custody” of the DJJ or the DHR.
  • Students in a placement operated by the DHR.
  • Students in a facility or placement paid for by the DJJ or the DHR or any of its divisions.
  • Students physically present within the geographical area served by a local school district for any length of time.

Under this legislation, students eligible for enrollment in the local school system under the amended O.C.G.A § 20-2-133 receive a free education, consistent with Georgia’s Constitution and in conformance with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs) meeting the above criteria must apply for services to the Georgia Department of Education through the LEA in which they are geographically located.

Sample Budget Workbook for Draft Budget
RF Budget Approval and Reimbursement Process Directions
Reimbursement Request Template (Required)
Application for Services as a Residential Treatment Facility served under O.C.G.A § 20-2-133(b)
Sample MOA

FY 12 Georgia Approved Residential Facilities Served Under O.C.G.A. § 20-2-133(b)

2010-2011 Residential Facility State Grantees
2009-2010 Residential Facilities State Grantees
2008-2009 Residential Facilities State Grantees
2007-2008 Residential Facilities State Grantees

O.C.G.A § 20-2-133
Second Annual RF and LEA Administration Workshop Presentation
Residential Facility Workshop Elluminate session - Oct. 27, 2010
Frequently Asked Questions
Web site for Licensed Residential Care Facilities Licensed by Georgia DBHDD
SBOE Rule 160-5-2-.06
First Annual RF and LEA Administration Workshop Presentation
Residential Facility Workshop Elluminate Session - Dec. 11, 2009