Effective January 1, all current SR and VPK policies resume. SR and VPK providers will be reimbursed accordingly:
Open SR providers will be reimbursed for up to 10 total absences (3 excused and up to 7 with documentation).
Parents are required to pay the SR copayments.
Open VPK providers will continue to be reimbursed according to the "80/20 rule" consistent with the VPK contract. This means that you will be reimbursed 100% for students who attend at least 80% of the month.
Regarding provider site closures, OEL will continue the standard practice of paying for temporary closures due to COVID or another state of emergency in accordance with rules 6M-4.501 and 6M-8.204(5), F.A.C. Please note that absences are not counted during a temporary closure due to a state of emergency.
First Responder renewal referrals will not be processed after 12/31/2020. The current referrals will remain eligible until they end. The First Responder bonus payments will be paid until the $12,000 cap is reached or the referrals end.