ERIC Number: ED286307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
CEC/NAPSEC Task Force To Develop Guidelines for Effective Cooperation between Public and Private Schools in Meeting Legal and Professional Responsibilities for the Education of Children with Disabilities.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Dept. of Governmental Relations.
A task force of professionals from both public and private schools identified four primary topic areas central to the difficulties experienced by the two sectors in cooperating to serve students with disabilities. Each of the four areas is addressed in terms of major findings and recommendations. Issue 1, the lack of sufficient collaborative long range planning involving parents, local and state education agencies, and private education agencies, is considered in light of nine planning foci, including assessments of statewide special education needs and planning of entrance and exit criteria to private school programs. Twelve elements are postulated in the relationship between private and public schools as part of the analysis of issue 2, the lack of a clearly defined relationship between the two sectors. Elements include state and federal approval and individualized education program implementation. A lack of directed leadership in establishing interagency agreements is cited as issue 3. Three major areas to be addressed by such agreements are pinpointed: service delivery, program approval, and funding authority. The fourth issue, inconsistent interpretation of federal and state special education laws, is addressed through analysis of conflict points. The guidelines conclude with a list of eight task force recommendations. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Dept. of Governmental Relations.