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TEA - COVID-19 and Special Education


Posted Date: 03/21/2020

TEA - COVID-19 and Special Education

There is no defined or correct method to adequately and equitably meet the needs of all students in an unprecedented event such as the current COVID 19 pandemic response. LEAs need to be flexible and consider employing a variety of delivery options as they make reasonable efforts to provide services to students with disabilities. Above all, LEAs should prioritize health and safety of students, staff, and communities. LEAs should identify and acknowledge service delivery limitations, as well as the need for LEAs to make reasonable efforts to fully implement a student’s IEP once school resumes. This requirement to “make every effort…” does not allow a LEAs to decline all services to students with an IEP and only offer compensatory services at a later date. Below are a few considerations:

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