On Dec. 3, 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004) Amendments of 2004, which contain many changes to the federal law pertaining to the education of students with disabilities. On August 14, 2006, the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, published related federal regulations. These regulations became effective Oct. 13, 2006. As a result of the changes to the federal special education law and regulations, 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter AA, Special Education Services, was amended to reflect these changes in order to ensure school district compliance with new procedural and reporting requirements.
Commissioner's Rules (Currently in Effect)
Texas Register version, published November 9, 2007
Guidance has been developed on the implementation of the newly adopted Commissioner's rules. Specific guidance on rule include:
Division of Federal and State Education Policy
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Last Updated: April 7, 2010 | Created: November 6, 2007