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DATE:†† †††††† Monday, October 17, 2016

 

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Special Education Annual Plan

RATIONALE

Recently, as the result of a complaint, Roanoke City Public Schools was directed to implement a corrective action plan due to the Divisionís failure to offer speech language services as a related service. Historically, most public school divisions in Virginia have offered speech/language services as a primary service through an IEP, rather than a related service. Because of this complaint and the findings, the Virginia Department of Education through Regional Special Education Council members has advised Directors of Special Education in all Divisions to address this issue immediately.

 

I have made minor changes to the Related Services Page of the Special Education Procedures Manual with language as recommended by the Virginia Department of Education and with a citation from the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia. These changes are underlined for your review.

 

I apologize for the lack of prior notice regarding this requested change. However, I was advised Thursday, October 13, 2016, of recommended language changes and advised not to delay in making these needed changes to local policy. I am requesting your approval of these changes as soon as you are comfortable with granting that approval.

ESTIMATED COSTS

Related Service Policy from the Special Education Procedures Manual

BUDGET CATEGORY

Title VI B, Sections 611 and 619

LEGAL REFERENCE

Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia (2010)

STAFF CONTACTS

Elizabeth V. Heath, PhD, Director of Special Education

SUPERINTENDENTíS

RECOMMENDATION

Recommended

 

Attached:Related Services