The reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) and the updating of the Kansas State Department of Education Administrative Regulations in 2008, continues the commitment of the nation to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE), will be included in the general education curriculum and will demonstrate improved educational outcomes.
The Kansas Special Education for Exceptional Children Act expands federal law and regulations to include children who are identified as gifted and provides an opportunity for children enrolled in private schools by their parents to receive FAPE. The Kansas State Department of Education is required to provide information regarding any rules, regulations and policies not required by IDEA 2004 or Federal Regulations.
IDEA Regulations (external link)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Information and Regulations (link)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973 Regulations (external link)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (external link)
Kansas Special Education for Exceptional Children Act (K.S.A. 72-3403 through 72-3481) (external link)
Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Special Education Regulations (K.A.R. 91-40-1 through 91-40-53) (Effective March 21, 2008, amended July 23, 2010) (PDF)
KSDE Special Education Regulations at the Kansas Secretary of State website (external link)
OSEP Memoranda and Other Publications (external link)
OSEP letter on parentally placed private school children (PDF)
OSEP-Letter to Huefner (Stay put) (PDF)
OSEP- Dear Colleague Letter to Troy Couillard (Use of Federal Funds)- March 7, 2013 (PDF)
KSDE Memo: "Reasonable time" to Respond to Parent Request (PDF)
KSDE Memo - Clarification to term parent 11/3/2005 (PDF)
Jan. 21, 2011 OSEP Memo 11-07 Response to Intervention (RTI), (Child Find) (PDF)
Special Education Legal Questions:
Main Team Page
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)
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The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by 785-296-3201.