RD41 - Comprehensive Plan to Improve the Approach to Monitoring Virginia's Special Education System

Executive Summary:

Comprehensive plan to improve the approach to monitoring Virginia's special education system on an ongoing basis, and shall describe the Department of Education's procedures for effectively determining whether school divisions are complying with state and federal requirements pertaining to (i) identification and eligibility determination processes, (ii) individualized education program development and implementation, (iii) post-secondary transition planning, (iv) inclusion in academic and non-academic experiences and the use of discipline, and (v) special education staffing, and shall propose actions to increase monitoring capacity and onsite visits with existing resources and by leveraging available federal funding.  [Includes reporting requirements of Chapter 451, Enactment Clause 11, 2021 Special Session I Acts of Assembly.]