The Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys Report: "Keeping Students Safe In School: Redirecting School Police Funding to Benefit Students by Supporting Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Needs" By Alyssa Fieo and Nicole Joseph
Has observing distance learning made you wonder whether your child might need special education services? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you determine whether your child might be eligible for special education and an IEP.
"Compensatory Services'' refer to the make-up service a school district is required to provide when they “miss” or do not provide services under a child’s IEP for one reason or another. This applies to services missed because of pandemic related school closures, since rights under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)-- the federal law that provides special education-- were not put on hold during closures or distance learning.
Where You Live Matters: Resolving Residency Issues for Special Education and other Students in Public Schools - Violating residency policies may cause your child to be removed from school and you to be charged tuition fees. This can have a significant negative impact on the academic and emotional well being of your child and on your bank account. You may need assistance from an education attorney.
Systemic racism in school discipline. Suspension, expulsion, and police in schools disproportionately effect students with disabilities and students of color. Students with IEPs have additional protections.
School closures during COVID-19 pandemic and services for students with disabilities.
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