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Guidelines for School Division Transfer of Assistive Technology Devices (Virginia Department of Education)


The Code of Virginia at section 22.1-129.1 permits any Virginia school division that has provided a “child with a disability” with an “assistive technology device” to transfer that device to another school division or a state agency that will be serving the child, or to the student or the student’s parent. The permissive transfer may occur when the student exits the school division and the device continues to be necessary to the student’s functional capabilities.

Effecting the transfer of school division owned assistive technology devices often poses particular difficulties for school division procurement offices and raises questions related to the proper disposal of division-owned equipment.

These guidelines are intended to address issues that will be encountered by parents, educators, and administrators regarding the transfer of assistive technology. Sample documents, including an “Assistive Technology Device Transfer Request Form,” and a “Transfer Agreement” are provided to assist interested parties.


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