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Operational Guidelines

Table of Contents


Section 1

Glossary of Terms

Section 2

Free and Appropriate Public Education

Section 3

Staffing Requirements

Section 4

Public Awareness/Child Find


New Student Screening

Section 5

Formal Child Study

Section 6

Referral for Formal Assessment - New Referrals


Referral for Formal Assessment - Timelines

Section 7


Section 8

Individualized Education Program

Section 9

Transfer Students - Previous Enrollment in Special Education

Section 10

Reevaluation of Special Education Students

Section 11

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Section 12

Terminating Services

Section 13

Transfer of Rights to Students Who Reach Age of Majority

Section 14

Discipline of Students with Disabilities

Section 15

Surrogate Parent

Section 16

Placement of Children at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind at Staunton

Section 17

Procedural Safeguards

Section 18


Section 19

Complaint Procedures

Section 20

Operational Guidelines for Due Process Hearings

Section 21

Private School Placements

Section 22

Administration and Governance