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Special Education

The Iowa Administrative Rules of Special Education became effective on January 20, 2010, with technical amendments effective on March 30, 2011. Revisions were made to bring the rules into alignment with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 and implementing federal regulations issued in 2006 (34 C.F.R. pt. 300).

Part B Policies

The Iowa Department of Education is required to maintain the following policies as part of its eligibility for funds under Part B of IDEA. Updated September 2010.

  1. Free Appropriate Public Education
  2. Full Educational Opportunity Goal
  3. Child Find
  4. Individual Education Program
  5. Least Restrictive Environment
  6. Procedural Safeguards
  7. Evaluation
  8. Confidentiality
  9. Transition From Part C to Part B
  10. Private Schools
  11. Methods of Ensuring Services
  12. Local Education Agency Eligibility
  13. Personnel Qualifications
  14. Performance Goals and Indicators
  15. Participation in Assessments
  16. Prohibition Against Commingling
  17. Maintenance of State Financial Support
  18. Public Participation
  19. State-Level Nonsupplanting
  20. State Advisory Panel
  21. Suspension and Expulsion Rates
  22. Access to Instructional Materials
  23. Prohibition Against Mandatory Medication