Subject: Implementation of the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004
Source: Pam Williams, Coordinator, Special Education Services
Intended Audience: Superintendents, Directors of Special Education
Date: April 17, 2007
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires each state
that receives federal funds to identify in writing to responsible public
agencies in the state any rule, regulation, or policy that is a state
imposed requirement and not required under IDEA and federal regulations.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has identified
the following items that are state imposed and not required by IDEA or
federal regulations. The items listed are referenced to the Missouri State
Regulations implementing Part B of the IDEA and is located at the following
1. Special requirement for referral of children who are Blind or Visually
Impaired to Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) (pg. 36).
2. State standards for class size and teacher caseloads (pp. 93-98).
Item 1 above is required by State law.