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Special Education Operating Procedures

Carroll ISD Board Policy along with these Special Education Operating Procedures constitute the Policies and Procedures of Carroll ISD, designed to be consistent with the State policies and procedures developed pursuant to the IDEA.  Carroll ISD Special Education Operating Procedures are not to be for the purpose of creating a requirement that is not otherwise imposed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (“IDEA”), together with its implementing federal regulations, state statutes and rules, as they shall from time to time be amended, and shall not be construed to create a higher standard than that established by IDEA.  These Special Education Operating Procedures will be posted on Carroll ISD’s website.  These Special Education Operating Procedures should be interpreted consistent with the IDEA.  Carroll ISD’s Special Education Operating Procedures are reviewed and updated, as needed, on at least an annual basis. Carroll ISD will make timely changes to policies and procedures in response to IDEA amendments, regulatory or rule changes, changes to state policy, or new legal interpretation as are necessary to bring Carroll ISD into compliance with the requirements of IDEA. Carroll ISD maintains systems to ensure that all students with disabilities residing in the District, including students with disabilities attending non-public schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated and provided a free appropriate public education. Carroll ISD maintains systems to ensure that students with disabilities and their parents are afforded the procedural safeguards required under the IDEA (and its implementing federal regulations, state statutes and rules) including with respect to the confidentiality of records and personally identifiable information.