Superintendent's Memo #282-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 9, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Report of Children With Disabilities Receiving Special Education on December 1, 2009

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 Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) no later than Wednesday, December 9, 2009.

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 VDOE.

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 VDOE, 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 Paul J. Raskopf at 804-225-2080 or, or Tony Faina at 804-225-2928 or