Our school district participates in the Special Education Medicaid Initiative (SEMI) program. The State of New Jersey mandates the SEMI program for all public schools receiving federal funding. This program is not intended to impact/change the Medicaid services your son/daughter currently receives. Under this program, the government will reimburse the district for a portion of the school-based special education services provided. To comply with federal and state regulations, we are required to notify you about the program and to obtain your written consent. A signed consent form will be kept on file while your child is attending school in our district.
The SEMI program is under the auspices of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury through its collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Division of Medicaid Assistance and Health Services.