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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 website:  http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/stateplan/FY2005/2005version.html.

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.

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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Division of Special Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Email:  webreplyspe@dese.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-5739   Fax:  573-526-4404

 

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