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Observation of Education Programs by Parents and Their Designees

Date: 
01/26/2009
Author: 
MA DESE

Technical Advisory regarding Section 3 of G.L. c. 71B, the state special education law, which was amended to require school committees to grant timely and sufficient access by parents and parent-designated independent evaluators to a child's current and proposed special education program so that the parent and designees can observe the child in the current program and any proposed program. The purpose of the law is to ensure that parents can participate fully and effectively in determining the child's appropriate educational program. The law is effective January 8, 2009.


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