"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.” ~ John Locke
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEA 2004) (H.R. 1350)
Title 1 A federal law that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
Title 3 A federal law that helps ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.
The McKinney-Vento Act A federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth.
Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules (2013) These Rules provide requirements to which local educational agencies, state-operated programs (including local juvenile and adult correctional facilities and charter schools), and other public and private agencies providing publicly funded education and related services to students with disabilities must adhere. These Rules are in compliance with the requirement outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 Regulations contained in 34 CFR Parts 300 and 303.
Special Education Caseload Guidelines (Aug 2008) State Rules for Special Education IX.F.1 state the Local Education Agency (LEA) “will oversee the caseload of each special educator (including psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, adaptive P.E. specialists, and any other related servers) to ensure that a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is available to all eligible students with disabilities.”
Least Restrictive Behavior Guidelines Recommended practices guideline for behavior related services consistent with IDEA- Public Law 108-466, Utah Code Annotated (UCA) Section as 53A-15-301 through 53A-15-305, and USOE Board Rule R277-609. This document incorporates the model of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RtI).
Age Appropriate Transition Assessments (Fall 2014) This document contains a description of the transition assessment process, as well as links to transition assessments and curricula to help schools prepare students with disabilities for adult life.
Graduation Guidelines for Students with Disabilities (Nov 2013) The purpose of this document is to assist Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams to make informed decisions about graduation options for students with disabilities.
Especially for WCSD Employees: (Admin, Teachers, Related Servers, Paraprofessionals, Specialists)
- Utah Administrative Rules (Sept 1, 2014)
- Utah Educator Standards (Sept 1, 2014)
- Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (Sept 1, 2014)
- Entry Years Enhancements (EYE) for Quality Teaching - Level 1 Utah Teachers (Rule R277-522)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Especially for Parents:
- Procedural Safeguards (December 2016) This document provides you with the required notice of the procedural safeguards available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) A Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under