Category Archives: OSERS

Part B – Individualized Education Program Model Form

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written document that is developed for each eligible child with a disability. The Part B regulations specify, at 34 CFR §§300.320-300.328, the procedures that school districts must follow to develop, review, and revise the IEP for each child. The document below sets out the IEP content that those regulations require. … Read the rest

Part B – Procedural Safeguards Notice

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to provide parents of a child with a disability with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and U.S. Department of Education regulations. A copy of this notice must be given to parents only one time a school year, except that a copy must be given to the parents: (1) upon initial referral or parent request for evaluation; (2) upon receipt of the first State complaint under 34 CFR §§300.151 through 300.153 and upon receipt of the first due process complaint under §300.507 in a school year; (3) when a decision is made to take a disciplinary action that constitutes a change of placement; and (4) upon parent request. … Read the rest

Part B – Prior Written Notice

Under 34 CFR §300.503(a), the school district must give you a written notice (information received in writing), whenever the school district: (1) Proposes to begin or change the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of your child or the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to your child; or (2) Refuses to begin or change the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of your child or the provision of FAPE to your child. … Read the rest

Recording IEP meetings – OSERS to Savit

See the pdf here. This is in response to your May 3, 2015 and June 8, 2015 letters to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) requesting guidance regarding the District of Columbia Public Schools’ (DCPS) policies concerning recording individualized education program (IEP) team meetings and criteria for psychologists permitted to conduct an independent educational evaluation (IEE) under 34 CFR §300.502(e). … Read the rest

Q&A on IDEA Part B Dispute Resolution Procedures

Regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) were published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2006, and became effective on October 13, 2006. Supplemental IDEA regulations were published on December 1, 2008, and became effective on December 31, 2008. Since publication of the regulations, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. … Read the rest

34 CFR Part 300 – 2013

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
34 CFR Part 300
RIN 1820–AB64
[Docket ID ED–2011–OSERS–0012]
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities
AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.
ACTION: Final regulations.
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education (Secretary) amends regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA or Act). … Read the rest

34 CFR Parts 300 and 301 – 2006

Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Final regulations. SUMMARY: The Secretary issues final regulations governing the Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities Program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities Program. … Read the rest

Letter to Baugh – ESY 1987

Extended school year (ESY) services Letter to Baugh (July 2, 1987), 211 EHLR 481: When extended school year services are an issue, they must be discussed at an IEP meeting. Limiting extended school year programs to students with severe and profound disabilities is contrary to the requirements of the statute that special education and related services be designed to meet the unique needs of individual students. … Read the rest