Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Frequently Asked Questions about the Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
This document emphasizes that children with disabilities who attend charter schools and their parents retain all rights and protections under Part B of IDEA just as they would at other public schools. It also addresses the provision of free appropriate public education and the SEA’s general supervisory authority over all educational programs for children with disabilities in the state, including charter schools, child find and evaluations, placement, procedural safeguards, IDEA funding, IDEA obligations related to charter school closures, and other topics. IDEA funding topics start on page 23.
- Part B
- Allocation of IDEA Part B Subgrants to LEAs
U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)