2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Plum
Revise Special Education Complaint Procedures & Practices (language only)

Item 138 #5h

Item 138 #5h

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 141, after line 14, insert:

"I. The Department of Education shall revise its state special education complaint procedures and practices to ensure the department requires and enforces corrective actions that (i) achieve full and appropriate remedies for school divisions' non-compliance with special education laws and regulations, including, at a minimum, requiring school divisions to provide compensatory services to students with disabilities when it determines divisions did not provide legally obligated services; and (ii) ensure relevant personnel understand how to avoid similar non-compliance in the future."


(This amendment implements a recommendation from the JLARC report "Review of K-12 Special Education in Virginia".)