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Updates In Special Education

SB 139 requires all districts to distribute the attached notices to parents informing them of their right to request an evaluation for special education services.

These notices contain the following information:

Changes made from 2016 to 2017 in reporting requirements for LEAs regarding special education enrollment in the Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System
The rights of a child regarding the provision of special education services under both state and federal law
The process and procedures for initiating a referral for evaluation for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and TEC Sec. 29.004.
Where to find local policies and procedures related to initiating a referral for evaluation under IDEA

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