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OSEP Policy Letters

policy letterMay 2: Letter to Haller addresses whether a school district may invite an observer to an Individual Education Program (IEP) Team meeting.


May 2: Letter to Mills addresses a series of questions resulting from a functional vision assessment by an optometrist.


May 2: Letter to Zirkel addresses a parent’s right to an Independent Education Evaluation when the child has been evaluated and found not to be a child with a disability in need of special education and related services.

May 13: Letter Zirkel addresses the State Education Agency (SEA)’s authority to award tuition reimbursement when resolving an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) state complaint; an SEA’s authority to resolve an IDEA state complaint related to a disciplinary change of placement and manifestation determination; an SEA’s obligation to enforce a hearing officer’s decision that includes only actions to ensure procedural violations do not recur; and remedies available to a hearing officer when resolving an expedited due process complaint.
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