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Review of Special Education Procedures Manual

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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809          540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:            Monday, May 20, 2019

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Special Education Procedures Manual

RATIONALE

“Local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to have a policy statement that addresses the local educational agency’s adherence to the IDEA 2004, implementing federal and state regulations, and state law.” (Guidance Document for Developing Local Policies and Procedures Required for Implementation of Special Education Regulations in Virginia’s Public Schools, VDOE, November, 2009.) Operational Procedures are also required. Both require updates to remain current statute and case law changes. Updates include the following:

  1. Updated procedural safeguards and prior written notice information
  2. Updated parental revocation of consent information
  3. Updated alternative placement criteria
  4. References to fax and Easy IEP updated to scan and VA IEP
  5. Grading periods changed to nine weeks
  6. Updated draft development section
  7. References to Division Director of Accountability changed to Director of Secondary Instruction
  8. VAAP review document removed from Appendices
  9. Advisement for informing staff of Individualized Education Plan, 504 Plan and Behavior Intervention Plan and documenting that contact.
  10. References to Boys Home students served in the division were removed.

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

N/A

LEGAL REFERENCE

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004 (IDEA), Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia, July 7, 2009 (Virginia Regulations), 8 VAC 20-81-30 A; 8 VAC 20-81-230 B.1.a.

STAFF CONTACTS

Elizabeth V. Heath, Ph. D., Director of Special Education

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION

 

 

 

Documents related to the Board’s discussion of the:

Alleghany County Public Schools, Department of Special Education,

Homebound, Section 504, Procedures Manual