ERIC Number: ED087163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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District Procedures for Providing Special Education for Exceptional Students. 1974 Guidelines, Volume I: General Guidelines and Appendix.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Presented is the first of a two volume series of 1974 Florida Department of Education guidelines to assist local school districts in developing appropriate educational procedures for all exceptional children and youth. Purposes of the guidelines are given to include compliance with 1968 State legislation, provision for legal use of funds, a means for planning and communication within a district, collection of data on 3-year needs, and review of district procedures by the elementary and secondary education division staff, community, and parents. Considered in relation to development of district procedures and programs are the history of special education (SE) in Florida; mandatory legislation; program philosophy; funding; comprehensive, district, and multi-district program planning; teacher certification; instructional resources; staffing; due process procedures; and contractual arrangements with nonpublic schools. Noted is the role of the Department of Education. Procedures for administration and supervision of district SE programs are given. Outlined are district procedures for stating goals; organizing and operating the SE program; utilizing available community programs; establishing eligibility criteria; providing for screening, referral, identification, placement, and dismissal; and serving students for whom no program is available. A format for surveying incidence of handicapped students is included. Given in appendixes are excerpts of State statutes, State Board of Education regulations, and State accreditation standards that pertain to SE students; and State statutes and Board of Education regulations that pertain to speech pathology and audiology. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida