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COVID-19 Guidance for IDEA Programs: A Policy and TA Checklist for SEA Leaders
State education agencies (SEAs) across the country must ensure that their guidance on service provision during the COVID-19 pandemic is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The following checklist is recommended for use by SEAs to self-assess existing policies, procedures, and technical assistance regarding federal requirements for special education programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. The requirements enumerated in this tool have been derived from federal statute and regulation, along with policy guidance from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and includes relevant citations.
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