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Model Special Education Policies and Procedures and Special Education Forms

Friday, May 31, 2019

As a condition of funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Wisconsin law, local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to establish written policies and procedures for implementing federal special education laws. The Model Local Educational Agency Special Education Policies and Procedures, Model Policies for 2r Charter Schools, and Sample Special Education Forms are available to help LEAs meet their obligation to establish and implement special education requirements.

Each year, LEAs submit an assurance to DPI that the LEA adopted model special education policies and procedures and forms developed by DPI or submitted its own locally developed special education policies, procedures, and forms for DPI review. This annual certification is built into the assurances in the WISEgrants application.

If your LEA has substantive modifications to your policies, procedures, or forms you must submit those to DPI for review. Substantive modifications includes rewording, elimination, or addition of content. Changes to demographic information, reformatting, changes to the public agency or logos do not count as substantive changes. LEAs that use vendor forms must carefully review those forms for compliance and submit substantive modifications for review to:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Special Education Team – Policies, Procedures & Forms
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841

You do not need to submit forms for review if you are using the DPI sample special education forms.