2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Special Education Compliance Monitoring Plan (language only)

Item 138 #4h

Item 138 #4h

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 141, after line 14, insert:

"I. The Department of Education shall develop and implement a clear and comprehensive plan to improve its approach to monitoring Virginia's special education system on an ongoing basis.  At a minimum, the plan shall clearly describe the department's procedures for effectively determining whether school divisions are complying with state and federal requirements pertaining to (i) identification and eligibility determination processes; (ii) individualized education program development and implementation; (iii) post-secondary transition planning; (iv) inclusion in academic and non-academic experiences and the use of discipline; and (v) special education staffing.  The plan shall also propose actions to increase monitoring capacity and onsite visits with existing resources and by leveraging federal funding. The department shall submit its plan to the Senate Education and Health Committee, the House Education Committee and the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission no later than November 1, 2021."


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