Tag: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Amendment to Regulations regarding Graduation Requirements to Extend the Appeal Process to include Appeal of Scores for the Safety Net Local Diploma for Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

At their December 2015 meeting, The Board of Regents permanently adopted the amendment to section 100.5(d)(7) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to provide the option for students with disabilities to appeal a score of up to three points below a 55 on up to two Regents exams in order to graduate with a local diploma. Read More

New York State Department of Education Posts a Report on IDEA Rules Not Required by Federal Regulations

Monday, May 12, 2014

Each state is required to identify any rule, regulation or policy that is not required by IDEA and federal regulations. The State Education Department has prepared a list of New York State laws and regulations that apply to the education of students with disabilities which differs from federal requirements, which can be found at the Office of Special Education page of SED’s website. Read More

The New York State Department of Education Announces Changes to the New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Age 3-21

Friday, May 2, 2014

The New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21 has been revised to reflect the recent amendment to section 4402 of New York State Education Law by Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2014, relating to parental consent for initial provision of extended school year services. Read More

Second Circuit’s Recent Ruling Finds that the Least Restrictive Environment Requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Applies to Extended School Year Component of IEP

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has recently published a "Legal Clips" post on the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit three-judge panel's ruling that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s least restrictive environment requirement applies to the extended school year component of a special education student’s individualized education plan just as much as it applies to the school year component of the individualized education plan. Read More

U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance Regarding the Bullying of Disabled Students

Friday, August 23, 2013

On August 20, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services issued guidance regarding the bullying of students with disabilities. According to the Department of Education, the “guidance provides an overview of school districts’ responsibilities to ensure that students with disabilities who are subject to bullying continue to receive free appropriate public education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).” Read More

NYSSED Special Education Field Advisory: IDEA Part B Regulations Concerning Parent Consent to Access Public Benefits/Medicaid

Monday, April 8, 2013

On February 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education published IDEA Part B final regulations that will make it easier for school districts to access public benefits/Medicaid while still protecting family rights. Read More