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ERIC Number: ED458774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-387-3
Dealing with Behaviors Perceived as Unacceptable in Schools: The Interim Alternative Educational Setting Solution. Fourth CCBD Mini-Library Series: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Children and Youth with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders--Programs That Work.
Peterson, Reece L.; Smith, Carl R.
This examination of the interim alternative educational setting for the school discipline of students with disabilities focuses on the legal requirements and their application under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as amended in 1997. Following an introductory background chapter, the concept of interim alternative educational setting is defined and put in the context of IDEA and prior court cases. The next chapter considers assignment decisions and criteria for placement in the alternative setting including: who decides when to use an interim alternative setting; who determines the nature of such a setting; how long a student may be in an interim setting; criteria for an interim alternative educational setting; relationship to other programs for students who are suspended or expelled; connections to existing alternative schools or programs; other options for creating interim alternative educational settings; and changes in placement. The final section addresses such additional issues as the development of case law on interim settings, the lack of research on interim settings, research on alternative settings generally, and the funding of interim alternative settings. (Contains 25 references.) (DB)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5704 (members $8, nonmembers $11.40). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997