Texas Project First has just released the following update:
During the 2016-2017 school year, the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) performed a series of onsite monitoring visits to review Texas’ compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The final report was provided to TEA on January 10, 2018.
The findings from that report require TEA to develop a plan to address four corrective actions. An integral part of the plan development process will be the gathering of input from stakeholders and other interested Texans.
TEA will be conducting a series of focus group meetings targeting district leaders, parents of students with disabilities, teachers and service providers, and students within Region 2. These meetings will be held prior to the final plan being submitted to OSEP on April 18, 2018.
Interested parents are invited to attend the focus group meeting in their area. Each meeting will include up to 25 participants and registration is required.