ERIC Number: ED182956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-14
Reference Count: 0
The Bartley-Daly Act: Regulations for the Implementation of Chapter 766 of the Acts of 1972: The Comprehensive Special Education Law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: An Analysis Within the Context of Public Law 94-142.
Rittenhouse, Robert K.
The paper addresses the major ideas of Massachusetts' Chapter 776--the Bartley-Daly Act--which mandates the provision of educational services to handicapped children ages 3 to 21, particularly in relation to P.L. 94-142--the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Sections address the following areas: legal responsibility for ensuring implementation, the interdisciplinary evaluation, program prototypes, the public-private school issue, and regional and state advisory committee. A final section discusses evaluation of the Chapter's major provisions. Among conclusions are that the full core evaluation committee appears to be too cumbersome to be workable; that by holding local school districts totally financially responsible for any child placed in a private school, the Commonwealth encourages local public school programs; and that one strong point of Chapter 766 is the recognition of the importance of parent involvement through advisory committees. (SBH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Massachusetts