The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) sent the following two letters to the Texas Education Agency regarding its implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
The federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently posted a response to a letter on the topic of Individual Educational Evaluations (IEEs) and dismissing a student from special education. The question was whether the child must continue to receive services while an IEE was being completed, if the school agreed to provide an IEE. The response is that the school could elect to continue services, but was not required to. However, the letter points out that if a request for a due process hearing is made, “the child involved in the complaint must remain in his or her current educational placement, [...]
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education regularly provides guidance to the field on the nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).