Discipline: Statutory Language & Flow Chart
Memorandum on Significant Disproportionality in Special Education The purpose of this memorandum is to assist school districts and other interested parties in understanding the requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) pertaining to significant disproportionality, updated in 2016, and the fiscal implications of these requirements.
Memorandum on Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities Relocating to Massachusetts from Puerto RicoThis memo provides school districts with guidance about planning for and responding to the needs of students with disabilities and students experiencing trauma as a result of natural disasters who have relocated to Massachusetts from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands following the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
Dear Colleague Letter on Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE): Policy guidance that clarifies that individualized education programs (IEP) for children with disabilities must be aligned with state academic content standards for the grade in which a child is enrolled.
Dear Colleague Letter on Dyslexia: Policy guidance that clarifies that there is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations or IEP documents.
Guidance on Appointment of Special Education Surrogate Parents
Memorandum on Requirements for Registration of Sign Language Interpreters Who Work in Educational Settings
Guidance on 603 CMR 28.07(7)
Memorandum on Procedures Lite
Reissued Mileage Reimbursement for Parents under 603 CMR 28.07(6)
Memorandum on New Requirements for Registration of Sign Language Interpreters Who Work in Educational Settings
Memorandum on the Implementation of 603 CMR 28.05(7): Parent response to proposed IEP and proposed placement
National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) Additional Assurance Required for IDEA Part B Grant
Question and Answer Guide on the Implementation of Educational Services in the Home or Hospital 603 CMR 28.03(3)(c) and 28.04(4)
Program Plan for Special Education
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