3 North Carolina Policies IDEA 2004Article 9Section 504FERPANorth Carolina PoliciesGive out copies of Fed. Regs, Art. 9, State policies504 questions should be directed to Elissa BrownFERPA- you may want to read this on line
5 Employ licensed, highly qualified EC teachers. As you all are aware, Charter Schools may employ 50% non certified staff for secondary schools and 75% for elementary Schools. This does not apply to the EC staff. They must be certified.
6 Let’s Talk About The IEP Team Required Membership NC 1503-4.2 34 CFRPage 80 of NC polities
7 The parent(s) NC 1500-2.24 34 CFR 300.30 Definition of Parent Look at page 14 in NC policies for the definition of parentTalk about divorce and custodyWhen you can have an IEP meeting without a parent
8 Not less than one regular education teacher of the child, Not less than one special education teacher of the child,
9 LEA representative, An individual who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation Qualifications of an LEA rep.---Page 80 of NC policies
10 All decisions about an IEP are: RememberAll decisions about an IEP are:Made by a team,Based on the individual needs of the child, andNot based on administrative convenience, schedules, personnel, or money.
12 A full continuum of alternative placements must be available to meet the needs of children with disabilities for special education and related services.Page 27 in state policiesContinuum and transfer students/ comparable services page 83 nc policiesDon’t change the continuum just because….Remember the LEA has to provide prior written notice explaining why the action was taken and what data was used to support the decision
13 So…….Don’t say or post on your website,“We only do total inclusion”.
14 Let’s Talk About Discipline for Students with Disabilities NC through , , , and34 CFR through , , andArticle 9 of Chapter 115C-107.7;106.3 as amendedPage in NC policies
15 What constitutes a removal? When do the removals constitute a disciplinary change of placement?What is a manifestation determination and when is it required?What is the requirement for services?What about homebound services?Training Module 15 on EC website
17 “We can’t/don’t do that here.” “We only do inclusion.”“We will make that up next year.”“We are closed in the summer, so we don’t offer extended school year.”“Take him home for a few days to cool off.”“ We did not expel him, we excluded him.”