COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 40

October 24, 2008

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Report of Children With Disabilities Receiving Special Education on Dec. 1, 2008

 

Under the provisions of Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), school divisions are required to make an unduplicated count of students with disabilities receiving special education on December 1st of each year.

 

This unduplicated count should be submitted to the Department of Education no later than Monday, December 8, 2008.

 

A properly developed individualized education program (IEP) or a services plan for students unilaterally placed by parents in private schools, but who are receiving some special education, must be implemented for each student with a disability reported to the Virginia Department of Education.

 

Because these data form the basis for state funding and federal reporting, information submitted is subject to audit by the United States Department of Education, the Virginia Department of Education, and the Auditor of Public Accounts. Therefore, documentation of age and disability for students reported must be maintained at the local level.

 

Directions for submitting data will be sent by separate memo to local directors of special education.

 

If you have any questions or need assistance with the submission of data, please contact Mr. Paul J. Raskopf at 804-225-2080 or paul.raskopf@doe.virginia.gov, or Tony Faina at 804-225-2928 or tony.faina@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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