2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McDougle
Inclusive Education (language only)

Item 132 #6s

Item 132 #6s

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 115, after line 19, insert:  "F.  The Department of Education shall develop a long-range, statewide Inclusion Implementation Plan for children with developmental disabilities to ensure those with the most significant disabilities are given access to the curriculum and opportunities offered to their non-disabled peers.  The plan should include a report on current levels of inclusion in school districts across the Commonwealth.  The plan should be developed in consultation with experts in inclusive education and systems change.  The Department should also consult with local school systems that have already implemented successful inclusive education systems."


(This amendment is self-explanatory.)