ERIC Number: ED208045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Federal, State and Local Policies Affecting Education of Handicapped Children in Montgomery County Public Schools.
An analysis of the relationship between federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and documents governing the implementation of special programs for the handicapped was commissioned by the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Department of Educational Accountability in the summer of 1979. The purpose of this analysis was to determine whether existing MCPS documents are consistent with federal and state documents, sufficiently comprehensive, or excessive in relation to the documents at the federal and state levels. The adequacy of the procedures for compiling these documents was also examined to determine whether or not they were readily available to parents and staff. The analysis examined available documentation, including relevant MCPS policies and procedures, administrative directives, Access to Continuum Education Services (ACES), federal and state legal documents, relevant materials published by the Maryland State Department of Education, and personal correspondence involving legal clarifications or interpretations requested by local school districts. The analysis showed that generally MCPS documents are consistent with federal and state legislation, do not exceed federal and state requirements, and meet the criteria of comprehensiveness. However, in some specific areas, shortcomings were identified. In addition, the analysis showed that the present system for compiling policies is inadequate. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.