ERIC Number: ED442238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Discipline of Students with Disabilities: Guidance for the Development and Implementation of District Discipline Policies for Students with Disabilities. Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 and 34 CFR Part 300.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This Illinois state memorandum to school district superintendents provides clarification of policies regarding discipline of students with disabilities, specifically the issue of multiple suspensions, which may in the aggregate total more than 10 school days per school year, and the amount of services required during disciplinary exclusions. The guidelines are provided in question-and-answer format and are grouped in sections which address the following topics: (1) removal (requirements for special education services during suspensions or expulsions of various lengths); (2) change of placement (definition of a disciplinary "change in placement," student rights to special education services, and qualifications of service providers); (3) functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention plans (development of behavior intervention plans by the student's individualized education program team); (4) interim alternative educational setting (options when the student possesses a weapon or drugs, and length of alternative placement); (5) dangerous behavior (standards for determining whether the behavior requires removal or hearings); (6) students not yet eligible for special education and related services (expedited evaluations); (7) reporting a crime; and (8) regulations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 1997. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Federal Legislation, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention, School Districts, Services, Special Education, State Regulation, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Rights, Suspension
Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First St., Springfield, IL 62777-0001; Web site: http://www.isbe.state.il.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997