Charter School Special Education Approval Grid

 

Activity

Policy/Process/Report

Reference

Evidence

Approval Status

Policy/Process/Report/Due Date

Child Find policy and procedures

Required policy

34 CFR 300.000(a)(i, ii) and (c)(1, 2)

MUSER IV.2.A, C, F

Board approved Child Find policy and procedures within charter school catchment area to be included in the RFP.

Yes
No

Policy required for program approval.

Pre-referral/referral policy

Required policy

MUSER IV.2.D

Pre-referral/referral policy to be included in RFP.

Yes
No

Policy required for program approval.

Individualized Education Program

Required policy

34 CFR 1436(a)(3)

MUSER IX.1.3

IEP policy to be included in the RFP.

Yes
No

Policy required for program approval.

Rule governing physical restraint and seclusion

Required policy

Maine DOE regulation Chapter 33

Policy regarding use of physical restraint and seclusion to be included in the RFP.

Yes
No

Policy required for program approval.

Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities

Required policy and procedure

MUSER XVII

Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities policy to be included in the RFP.

Yes
No

Policy required for program approval.

Qualification of staff

Process document

20-A MRSA § 7204(4)(B)

List of all special education staff to include social security numbers, current position and applicable licensure.

Yes
No

Certification of School Personnel form completed.

Plan of Instruction

Process document

20-A MRSA § 7204(4)(C)

MUSER II.4 and IX.3.A

Copy of written curriculum in alignment with the updated Maine Learning Results, description of assessment, access to general curriculum, access to extracurricular activities, specialized instruction and continuum of support services.

Yes
No

Document in a narrative statement describing how access to general education curriculum is ensured.

Adequacy of support services

Process document

20-A MRSA § 7204(4)(E)

Grid of related service hours provided to all students enrolled. List of all related service providers, hours employed, social security numbers and applicable licensure.

Yes
No

Document in a service grid for program approval.

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Process document

34 CFR 300.114

MUSER X.2

Written statement about how the SAU will ensure that, to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, are educated with children who are non-disabled; and special classes, separate schooling or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular education environment occurs only if the nature of severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.

Yes
No

Narrative document for program approval.

Procedural Safeguards

Process document

 

 



Report

34 CFR 300.121, 300.500-520

Document identifying steps to be taken if persons with disabilities need to raise concerns about whether the school is fully meeting its obligations under state and federal laws to protect persons with disabilities.

Evidence in student file shows the Procedural Safeguards required by IDEA were provided to parents.

Yes
No

Part I: Procedural Safeguards document for program approval.




Part II: June 30th report of evidence that Procedural Safeguards were provided to parent (via Written Notice).

Evaluation

Process document

34 CFR 300.122, 300.300-300.311
MUSER V.1-6

Document identifying the procedures that were used by appropriately qualified personnel to determine a child’s eligibility (both initial and continuing) as well as the extent of the special education and support services the child needs.

Yes
No

Schedule of students showing evaluation dates, IEP annual review dates, triennial evaluations and position responsible. Copy available on the Maine DOE website.

Confidentiality of personally identifiable information

Process document

34 CFR 300.123, 300.610-627

Copy of FERPA policies and procedures.

Yes
No

Document for program approval.

Eligibility determinations

Report

MUSER VII

Procedures used in determining eligibility for special education.

Yes
No

June 30th of each school year a report to include eligibility and dismissal determinations made during the past academic year.

Non-academic services

Report

34 CFR 300.107
MUSER VI.2.L(1), IX.3.A(1)(d), IX.3.C(3), X.2.B, XI

Annual report of provision of supplementary aids and services (MUSER XI) determined appropriate and necessary by the child’s IEP Team, to provide non-academic and extracurricular services and activities in the manner necessary to afford children with disabilities an equal opportunity for participation in those services and activities.

Yes
No

June 30th of each school year a report listing student requiring supports for accessing non-academic and extracurricular services, the activities in which students were engaged and the services provided.