All DCASE members sign a Statement of Ethical Practices as part of their application for membership, making a formal commitment to embrace certain responsibilities.
To funding agencies, members commit to work toward cooperative and collaborative relationships in order to foster the growth of students. Specific commitments include:
- providing information requested in an application for a Certificate of Approval or renewal of a Certificate of Approval
- not giving false, misleading or incomplete information to a funding agency
- maintaining accurate course descriptions, transcripts and attendance records
- encouraging participation in alternative dispute resolution forums to resolve billing issues with funding agencies
- notifying the funding agency whenever any credible information is received regarding a student that would change the obligations of the funding agency (such as a change in status as a ward or a change of residency to a location outside the District)
- members will notify parents and guardians at the beginning of each school year that such information will be forwarded to the funding agency
- sending copies of documents from any IEP meeting to the funding agency when the agency has not been in attendance
- making students available to funding agency representatives for assessments and evaluations, at appropriate times
- responding to funding agency requests for information necessary to receive reimbursement from federal sources.