The federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), was reauthorized in December of 2004 and came fully into effect on July 1, 2005. The reauthorized act continues to emphasize the need to provide appropriate educational services to students with disabilities in order to improve educational results for these students.
IDEA-2004 continues to emphasize the role of parents and expands opportunities for parents, general educators, and special educators to work together in partnerships that support student learning and the success of students in adult life.
Every Local Educational Agency (LEA) must maintain the documentation named in each element of the Special Education Program Plan Statement to demonstrate compliance with IDEA-2004 at the local level.
Special Education Policy Memo SY2023-2024 — 1: Requirements for the 2023-2024 Conditions of Assistance: IDEA Part B Funding (formerly SEPPS)
Conditions of Assistance: Alternate Regional District — revised June 2023
Conditions of Assistance: Individual District — revised June 2023
The State Special Education Regulations
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities; Final Rule
Last Updated: July 20, 2023
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