OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities: Personnel Qualifications

Personnel Qualifications

Note: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

Letter to Catherine D. Clarke
May 28, 2008
Topic: Personnel Qualifications

Letter concerning the use of speech-language pathologists in a response to intervention model, and reiterating that State law governs the use of paraprofessionals and assistants in the provision of special education and related services and the scope of their responsibilities.
MS Word (38KB) | PDF (170KB)

Letter to Dr. John Copenhaver
November 7, 2007
Topic: Personnel Qualifications

Letter clarifying the relationship between the requirements regarding highly qualified teachers and the provision of extended school year services.
MS Word (83KB) | PDF (70KB)

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Last Modified: 10/10/2018