ERIC Number: ED398720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Model Policies and Procedures for the Education of Children with Disabilities.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Early Childhood Education.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.
This manual of recommended policies and procedures was developed to assist Ohio school districts in meeting the spirit and intent of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and related federal and state regulations. Section 1 presents information on requirements concerning provision of a free appropriate public education for children with disabilities. The continuum of program placements and support services is addressed. Section 2 focuses on child identification. In-school and out-of-school identification, transition from early intervention programs, and the child count are discussed. Section 3 reviews student confidentiality policies including access rights, safeguards, destruction of information, and children's rights. Section 4 describes procedural safeguards, with information on parental notifications and independent educational evaluations. Section 5 provides material on student assessment and multifactored evaluation, including information on the multidisciplinary team and its responsibilities, reevaluation, and eligibility criteria for all areas. Section 6 discusses the individualized education program and the requirement for children to be placed in the least restrictive environment. Section 7 reviews due process procedures. Each section includes copies of relevant forms. Among 10 appendices are sample forms, planning charts, sample policy statements, and definitions. Several appendices are attached. (CR)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Confidentiality, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Early Childhood Education.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act