“Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools” Webinar Now Available!
The sixty minute webinar, which has been pre-recorded for transcription purposes is available on the Office of Innovation and Improvement’s website. In addition to the webinar, the transcript and presentation slides are also be available.
The webinar is a presentation and brief Q&A of the guidance package released on December 28, 2016 developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). The jointly-issued Dear Colleague Letter and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) documents on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), along with a 'Know Your Rights' document, help update educators, parents, students, and other stakeholders to better understand the rights of students with disabilities in public charter schools under Section 504 and IDEA.
The package includes information about how to provide equal opportunity in compliance with Section 504 in key areas such as charter school recruitment, application, admission, enrollment and disenrollment, accessibility of facilities and programs, and nonacademic and extracurricular activities; as well as information about the rights of children with disabilities to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment under the IDEA.
For further information, please see "Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools" at: