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U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

Date: 
12/28/2016
Author: 
US Dept of Education Office for Civil Rights

The US Department of Education released three sets of guidance on how the Department interprets and enforces the civil rights of students with disabilities.  Links to all of the documents are on the same webpage on the US DOE website. The three sets of guidance are:

1.      A  Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 

a.      Addresses the rights of students under Section 504

2.      Charter Schools:

a.      Dear Colleague Letter (Joint OSERS/OCR)

b.      Know Your Rights Factsheet

c.       Rights of student with disabilities in public charter schools under IDEA

d.      Rights of student with disabilities in public charter schools under Section 504

3.      Restraint and Seclusion:

a.      Dear Colleague Letter (OCR/ 504 Only)

b.      A Q&A/Fact Sheet about the above


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