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In 1988, the U.S. Congress passed legislation enabling school districts to access Medicaid funds for health-related services provided to children. Such services include, but are not limited to: health assessments and evaluations, nursing services, speech, occupational and physical therapy, and psychological or social work services as part of an individual student's educational or health plan.

Your child will continue to receive services at no cost to you under this system. This initiative simply helps the district maximize federal funds in support of local education. Allowing the school district to receive Medicaid funds in no way limits other Medicaid benefits for which your child is eligible and has no impact whatsoever on your own family coverage.

The district appreciates your assistance with this important program. For more information about Medicaid, please contact the Exceptional Student Services department at 970-613-5076.