ERIC Number: ED356587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
The 1992 Assessment of the S.C. Department of Education's Efforts to Implement P.L. 99-457: Special Education for Preschool Children with Disabilities.
Harvin, David M.; Driggers, Sherry H.
This study examines activities of the South Carolina Department of Education directed toward implementation of Public Law 99-457 (the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986) which called for special education for preschool children with disabilities. The study specifically documents the number of children served, number of children projected to be eligible for early childhood special education, and budget expenditures. It also documents the outcomes of recommendations from a prior study, analyzes the use of mediation between parents and local education authorities, summarizes current legal issues in the implementation of Public Law 99-457, and describes a strategic planning process to enhance the delivery of Public Law 99-457 services. Appendixes provide statistical data supporting the study, letters and memoranda, Medicaid information, a parent survey form, a survey on the status of teacher training, court rulings, and extended school year program information. (JDD)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Expenditures, Extended School Year, Federal Legislation, Legal Problems, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, State Departments of Education, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Carolina Joint Legislative Committee on Children.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986