|TO:||District Administrators, CESA Administrators, CCDEB Administrators, Directors of Special Education and Pupil Services, and Other Interested Parties|
|FROM:|| Carolyn Stanford Taylor, Assistant Superintendent |
Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy
|SUBJECT:||Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for Young Children, Ages Three through Five Years, with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).|
[This replaces question 9 of Bulletin 00.09]
The Special Education Team has received many inquiries about a due process hearing decision, case No. LEA-08-004, related to the payment of tuition for a preschool child with a disability with a special education placement outside the local educational agency (LEA) program. The decision is posted on the departments web site at http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_due-2008. The following information is in response to the inquiries received.
|1.||What are the FAPE responsibilities of a local educational agency?|
|2.||What must be considered when determining the special education placement of preschool children (ages three through five years)?|
|3.||Who determines the special education placement?|
|4.||Who is responsible for the cost when an IEP team determines a child with a disability will receive special education and related services outside the LEA program?|
|5.||Who can provide special education services?|
|6.||What is the manner in which the payment will be determined and to whom will it be made?|
If you have questions regarding this information, please call the Special Education Team at (608) 266-1781.