Federal Guidance

Please use the below links for assistance: IDEA Q & A https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf IDEA Supplemental Fact Sheet https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/frontpage/faq/rr/policyguidance/Supple%20Fact%20Sheet%203.21.20%20FINAL.pdf FERPA Q & A https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/sites/default/files/resource_document/file/FERPA%20and%20Coronavirus%20Frequently%20Asked%20Questions_0.pdf Civil Rights Fact Sheet https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocr-coronavirus-fact-sheet.pdf Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCMLk4cES6A&feature=youtu.be

Conducting IEP Meetings During COVID-19

“Over the next several weeks, school districts and families of students with disabilities may be concerned about how IEP meetings will be convened and how timelines will be met.  During a time of “social-distancing” because of COVID-19, school districts should consider hosting remote IEP meetings in order to meet the timeline requirements set forth by …

Endrew F. v. Douglas Part III

Endrew F. v. Douglas: Part III by Dr. Christy Smith       Fundamentally, the implications of the Endrew F. v. Douglas (137 S. Ct. 988) decision on the work of IEP teams boils down to this: a legally defensible IEP process is data-driven and requires “intensive, fact-specific inquiry” throughout the duration of the IEP.             • Data drives …

Endrew F. v. Douglas Part 2

Endrew F. v. Douglas: Part II by Dr. Christy Smith       Part I of this series provided a synopsis of the facts of the case and the Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas (137 S. Ct. 988). In Part II, elements of the decision have been distilled to identify areas that potentially require district …

Endrew F. v. Douglas: Part 1

This is the first installment in a series of posts regarding the impact the 2017 United States Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1 (137 S. Ct. 988) has on public schools. Part I: The Facts of the Case by Dr. Christy Smith Endrew F. attended a Douglas County …