Policy IHBA: Students with Disabilities Eligible for Special Education Services

The Amherst, Pelham, and Amherst-Pelham Regional School District will provide special education programs and services to every eligible student with one or more disabilities who qualifies for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and the Massachusetts Special Education Laws (MGL 71B). In accordance with state requirements, the District will provide specially designed instruction and/or related services to all children with such disabilities from the ages of three (3) through twenty-one (21), meaning up until an individual’s 22nd birthday, who have not attained a high school diploma or its equivalent.

In the event of a disagreement concerning diagnosis, individualized education plans (IEP), or placement, the parents/guardians will be accorded the right of due process by the District.

LEGAL REF:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990
MGL 71B
603 CMR 28

Region Voted to Approve: 5/15/07
Amherst Voted to Approve: 8/13/07
Pelham Voted to Approve: 1/03/08
Effective Date: 1/03/08
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