The Office of the State Superintendent of Education has posted for public comment two proposed policies entitled “Extended School Year Services Policy” and “Special Education Transportation Services Policy.” The Division of Special Education (DSE) will host a third public hearing on these proposed policies Tuesday, January 25, 2011 to hear testimony on the proposed policies.
The proposed policies establish state-level standards and criteria for extended school year (ESY) and special education transportation services that are consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirement to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all students with disabilities.
It is the expectation of Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) that all local educational agencies (LEAs) implement this policy to support Individualized Education Program (IEP) Teams in making appropriate ESY and transportation eligibility determinations and service designations.
Extended School Year Services Policy proposed policy*
Special Education Transportation Services Policy proposed policy*
Public hearing notices*
The extended comment period begins Friday, January 7, 2011 and concludes at 5 pm on Monday, February 7, 2011.
Tameria Lewis, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education
c/o Desirée Brown
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Division of Special Education
810 1st St. NE - 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
e-mail to email@example.com
To view all special education policies please visit policies and regulations*.