ERIC Number: ED395413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia (Effective January 1994).
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Compliance Coordination.
The Virginia regulations for special education have been designed to comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Virginians with Disabilities Act. Part 1 presents definitions of 80 terms. Part 2 considers responsibilities and functions of the State Department of Education. Part 3 addresses the responsibilities of local education agencies (LEAs) and state agencies in five broad areas: (1) identification, evaluation, and eligibility; (2) service delivery (including free appropriate public education, Individualized Education Programs, and educational interpreting services); (3) procedural safeguards (due process, confidentiality, and complaint procedures); (4) requirements for establishing surrogate parent procedures; and (5) administration and governance. Part 4 considers funding, including: reimbursement to LEAs and state-operated programs; state funds; federal funds; funds to assist with the education of children with disabilities residing in state-operated facilities; withholding and recovery of funds; and appeal of administrative decisions. Part 5 specifies additional responsibilities of state boards, agencies, and institutions for education and training of children with disabilities in residence or custody. Part 6 briefly addresses compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administration, Compliance (Legal), Confidentiality, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Preschool Education, School Districts, Special Education, State Boards of Education, State Legislation, State Regulation, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Virginia State Department of Education, Division of Compliance Coordination, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23216-2120 (free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Compliance Coordination.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)