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COPAA Releases New Recommendations on Students with Disabilities and School Reopenings

Thursday, July 9, 2020   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Denise Marshall
Compensatory Education and 
How FAPE Applies When Parents Opt to Keep Children with Disabilities Home From School



(Washington, DC) - As we continue to actively work to meet the needs of students with disabilities and their families in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) has identified important issues under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that families and schools must address together as decisions are made to reopen schools. Today, I am pleased to share our recommendations regarding:
  • the provision of compensatory education and how parents and schools can work together to determine when they are needed; and,
  • how IDEA should be implemented for students with disabilities whose parents opt to keep them home when in-person school is an option.
COPAA welcomes the opportunity to engage with all stakeholders to ensure that students with disabilities will be fully considered as states and districts make plans to reopen schools; and to urge Congress to appropriate the necessary resources to both meet students' individual needs and to keep educators and students safe.
--Denise Marshall, COPAA CEO, denise@copaa.org



Sam Paneno says...
Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Does COPAA have a live link to the CASE position paper cited?
Charmaine Thaner (Miller) says...
Posted Friday, July 10, 2020
Thank you so much to the COPAA leadership for your continued work to protect the rights of students with disabilities! Charmaine Thaner

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