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Policy # R 1.3.2: Instructional Services - Special Education

Policy # R 1.3.2: Instructional Services - Special Education

Policy Title:
Instuctional Services - Special Education
Policy Level: R 1.3.2
Date Approved: 6-27-02

It is the policy of I.S.D. 834 to provide a free and appropriate public education in compliance with Minnesota and Federal Rules and Statutes, to eligible students with disabilities. The Board of Education directs the superintendent/designee to implement rules and procedures in accordance with applicable law.

Legal References:
Minn. Stat. § 124D.03 (Enrollment Options Program)
Minn. Stat. § 125A.01 and § 125A.02 (Definition)
Minn. Stat. § 125A.01 and § 125A.02 (Children with a Disability)
Minn. Stat. § 125A.03 and § 125A.08 and 125A.29 (Definition)
29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq. ( § 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
20 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.(IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)

Rationale: I.S.D. 834 recognizes that special education needs exists on the part of some students. I.S.D. 834 is responsible to identify, evaluate and provide appropriate instruction for all qualified disabled children. When special education services require or result from interagency cooperation, I.S.D. 834 shall participate in such processes in compliance with law.