Special Education Operating Procedures: Going Beyond the Requirement

Last year, districts scrambled mid-pandemic to create or update their special education operating procedures to submit to the Texas Education Agency by October 31. The effort would help districts comply with IDEA 34 C.F.R. §§300.201 (2020) in providing for the education of children with disabilities.

For those districts that were able to make the deadline, you now have procedures uploaded to The Legal Framework in the often-litigious areas of:

  • Child Find
  • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • Evaluation

That’s a reason to celebrate! You have an excellent foundation for how you implement laws regarding special education, and that will only help you run a more effective program. Now what?

  • Update your procedures regularly. Laws and regulations are always changing, so make sure your procedures are continually reviewed and adjusted.
  • Evaluate the implementation of the procedures at your district. Make sure you have a clear plan for continual evaluation.
  • Grow your procedures library. Eventually all areas of The Legal Framework will be required, so get ahead of the curve by developing and implementing procedures in those areas now.

If you didn’t make that October deadline, TASB Student Solutions can help. If you already have your procedures in the required areas, TASB can help you expand your library to include more areas of The Legal Framework. It all starts with a Student Solutions membership.

Through the Student Solutions membership, districts can get exclusive access to:

  • Customizable special education operating procedures in the required areas and beyond. They are attorney-vetted and constantly updated to reflect regulatory requirements.
  • Resources and training on running an efficient and compliant program.
  • And more.

TASB can also personalize the model procedures and upload them to The Legal Framework for you. It can’t get any easier than that.

Learn more on the TASB Student Solutions web page.

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