178.697. 1. Funding for sections 178.691 to 178.699 shall be made available pursuant to section 163.031 and shall be subject to appropriations made for this purpose.
2. Costs of contractual arrangements shall be the obligation of the school district of residence of each preschool child. Costs of contractual arrangements shall not exceed an amount equal to an amount reimbursable to the school districts under the provisions of sections 178.691 to 178.699.
3. Payments for participants for programs outlined in section 178.693 shall be uniform for all districts or public agencies.
*4. Families with children under the age of kindergarten entry shall be eligible to receive annual development screenings and parents shall be eligible to receive prenatal visits under sections 178.691 to 178.699. Priority for service delivery of approved parent education programs under sections** 178.691 to 178.699, which includes, but is not limited to, home visits, group meetings, screenings, and service referrals, shall be given to high-needs families in accordance with criteria set forth by the department of elementary and secondary education. Local school districts may establish cost sharing strategies to supplement funding for such program services. The provisions of this subsection shall expire on December 31, 2015, unless reauthorized by an act of the general assembly.
(L. 1984 S.B. 658 § 4, A.L. 1993 S.B. 380, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1543)
*Subsection 4 expires 12-31-15
**Word "section" appears in original rolls.
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