ERIC Number: ED315978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-13
Reference Count: N/A
State Plan for Special Education Effective July 1, 1989.
Rhys, Jane, Ed.; Hodges, Harold, Ed.
The Kansas State Plan for Special Education is designed to trace specific special education issues through statute, regulation, and policy and to translate each issue into operational terms which can be followed by local education agencies. The informational format divides the plan into three major sections. The introductory section presents current data on the number of professional and paraprofessional teaching positions and the number of students being served by special education in Kansas. The section on State Department operations outlines how special education is administered at the State level. General assurances are given and requirements defined. The section on local education agency operations provides statute, regulation, and procedural guidelines for the local level. Administrative and procedural responsibilities of local education agencies are detailed covering such areas as local comprehensive plans, the least restrictive environment, cooperative agreements, reimbursement and finances, exceptional children enrolled in private schools, procedural due process, confidentiality, and class size and case loads. Appendices provide explanations of state policy concerning: the extended school year; a free appropriate education; the least restrictive environment; and suspension/expulsion of handicapped students. A glossary is provided as is a chart of maximum caseload by delivery model for 1989-90. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Special Education Administration Section.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas