ERIC Number: ED434449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Definitions and Essential Elements: Student Discipline Provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997.
Clark, Jim; Knau, Suana Wessendorf
This paper identifies essential elements and definitions (under the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments) concerning procedural safeguard requirements when the behavior of a student requiring special education services prompts disciplinary action. These procedural safeguards include the requirement that Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams conduct functional behavioral assessments and develop behavioral intervention plans for students in certain disciplinary circumstances. In addition, IEP teams must conduct "manifestation determinations" and design interim alternative educational settings for such students. Individual sections of the paper summarize elements and definitions (including references to specific sections of the law) concerning the following areas: (1) elements of functional behavioral assessment; (2) elements of behavioral intervention plans; (3) elements of an alternative educational setting; and (4) elements of manifestation determination. (DB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997