Resources to support our Catholic School Communities:
What are the IDEA Regulations for children enrolled by their parents in private schools? This 8 page document helps clarify the core federal regulations that guide the IDEA legislation.The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law on Dec. 3, 2004, by President George W. Bush. The provisions of the act became effective on July 1, 2005, with the exception of some of the elements pertaining to the definition of a “highly qualified teacher” that took effect upon the signing of the act. The final regulations were published on Aug. 14, 2006. This is one in a series of documents, prepared by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education that covers a variety of high-interest topics and brings together the regulatory requirements related to those topics to support constituents in preparing to implement the new regulations. This document addresses significant changes from preexisting regulations to the final regulatory requirements regarding children enrolled by their parents in private schools. IDEA_guidance
Special Education, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI): Approximately 143,000 eligible students in Washington state receive special education and related services. OSPI fulfills the requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which ensures all children with disabilities have access to a free appropriate public education. Please visit OSPI – Special Education for specifics in the areas of data and reporting, dispute resolution, early childhood, funding and finance, guidance for families, laws and procedures, program improvement and the resource library.
Special Education Services for Private School Students – Evaluation Process: This document outline the steps involved in securing Special Education services for Catholic school students through the child’s local; public school district. Parents and teachers may find more information on the local school district’s website or by reviewing this document, SpED Services for Private School Students – Evaluation Process.
What is the difference between an IEP and an ISP? The IEP vs. ISP comparison chart provides clarity on the differences. IEP vs ISP comparison chart