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From the ECS State Policy Database
Special Education--Inclusion (Mainstreaming)


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
MDSigned into law 05/2014P-12Funding for Athletic Programs for Students with Disabilities
S.B. 857
Requires the state board and local boards of education to ensure that athletic programs for students with disabilities are adequately funded by local boards of education and to ensure that students with disabilities have equal opportunities to participate in m...

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WVSigned into law 03/2014P-12Teachers Present at IEP Meetings
H.B. 4384
Requires teachers of students with exceptional needs to either be present at an individualized education program meeting or to read and sign a copy of the individualized education program plan.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB...

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HIVetoed 07/2007P-12Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
S.B. 613
Directs the department to encourage inclusionary prekindergarten and kindergarten classes of both special education eligible and general education students, including consideration of the following options:
(1) Special education eligible preschool children ma...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 7087 - Section 23 (3) - (8)
Requires local boards to modify basic courses, as necessary, to to assure exceptional students the opportunity to meet the graduation requirements for a standard diploma, using one of the following strategies:
1. Assignment of the exceptional student to an exc...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Special Education in Private Schools
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to conduct an investigation onsite at any time without prior notice when there is substantial reason to believe that there is an immediate danger to the health, safety, or welfare of a child, and to monitor the ...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12Special Education Services
H.B. 655
Provides that special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment shall occur only when the nature or severity of the disability of a child is such that education in regular classes with ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2001P-12Special Education Mainstreaming
H.B. 2380
Establishes a pilot program for the integrated of special education services....

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12Updating Regulations for Special Education Students
S.B. 1549
Requires the State Department of Education to review and make recommendations to the state board regarding any needed updates to regulations concerning the assistance of individuals with exceptional needs by qualified health and school personnel on or before J...

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MSSigned into law 04/2000P-12Recognition for Full Inclusion
S.B. 2745
Direct the State Department of Education to provide an annual recognition program for schools for providing full inclusion of children with disabilities in all aspects of academic and extracurricular activities....

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Special Education
H.B. 146
Relates to public schools; modifies special education definitions and rules to be adopted by the State Board of Education; modifies provisions regarding participation of students with a disability in extracurricular activities; modifies the process by which di...

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