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


Disclaimer: 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.

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Letter to Leigh M. Manasevit
August 24, 2004
Topic: School-wide Programs
Letter regarding the use of funds awarded under Part B of IDEA for a schoolwide program under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, and clarifying the requirements that apply if Part B of IDEA funds are not consolidated with other funds in a schoolwide plan.
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Dear Colleagues letter
January 12, 2001
Topic: Schoolwide Programs
Letter regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities in schoolwide reform efforts, and advising LEAs that a portion of IDEA Part B funds can be combined with funds from Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and with other Federal, State and local funds to carry out schoolwide programs that include children with disabilities, as long as students with disabilities receive services in accordance with a properly developed IEP and are afforded all of the rights and services guaranteed to children with disabilities under IDEA.
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