ERIC Number: ED225333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-11
Reference Count: 0
Project to Develop BEH Waiver Requirements, Procedures, and Criteria. Report of Field Test [and] Report of Evaluation.
Lewis, Linda M.
The document reports the process used in Massachusetts to qualify for a waiver of the requirements which restrict the supplanting of state and local funds with federal funds according to P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. The controversy between state and federal officials over interpretation of the waiver is addresssed, and it is noted that the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (BEH) had not at that time fully established its procedures for evaluating compliance. With that as a background, the report proceeds to analyze five components of Massachusetts' waiver review process: initiation, design and specification, site selection, on-site review activities, and reporting. Each component is considered in separate sections, with information on state and federal roles and responsibilities. Recommendations are made for future waiver review processes, including the expansion of timelines for each major activity to allow greater preparation and participation. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Assistance to States.
Authoring Institution: Planning and Human Systems, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Massachusetts
Note: For related documents, see EC 150 685-687.