Exceptional Student Education (Special Education)
Staffing and Compliance
StaffingHCPS Staffing Specialists are responsible for scheduling and conducting eligibility staffings and IEP meetings, interpreting programs and placements to parents, assisting with District, State, and Federal record reviews, and monitoring the District's compliance with rules and regulations.
The ESE Compliance Office offers information and support to parents and school/district staff regarding policies, procedures and laws that are applicable for students with disabilities who receive services and supports via an individual educational plan (IEP). The ESE Compliance Office offers support to parents in understanding the Part B Procedural Safeguards for Students with Disabilities, and in accessing the formal dispute resolution processes in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004).
- Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS)
The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.