ERIC Number: ED258409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing on Interagency Cooperation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session, (Aliquippa, PA, March 23, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The transcript is provided of an oversight hearing on interagency cooperation in special education. Programs, problems, and achievements in the state of Pennsylvania are reported by professionals representing community mental health, public education, community agencies and associations, and child care institutions. Problem areas cited include program funding costs and sources, the role of the federal government, duplication of services by agencies, inconsistencies in interagency agreements and definitions, and uneven compliance with state plans. Accomplishments include a child count, establishment of a statewide parent network, and identification of gaps in services and ways of sharing services to address unmet needs. Among a number of recommendations are the following: (1) review present interagency agreements to reduce inconsistencies; (2) encourage agencies to agree to accept existing documentation of handicaps; (3) retain the public school intermediate unit as coordinator of special education services and expand its role in inservice training; (4) provide state grant money to school districts wishing to increase building accessibility; (5) include all related agencies in Individualized Education Program conferences attended by parents. (JW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal State Relationship, Hearings, Individualized Education Programs, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, Shared Services, State Federal Aid
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania