2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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VDOE - Special Education Complaint Procedures & Practices (language only)

Item 138 #3c

Item 138 #3c

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 141, after line 14, insert:

"I. The Department of Education shall revise the state's 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 the Department determines divisions did not provide legally obligated services; and (ii) ensure that relevant personnel understand how to avoid similar non-compliance in the future."


(This amendment implements recommendation 21 from the 2020 JLARC report on "K-12 Special Education in Virginia".)