Tucked away in a bill about dyslexia is a provision that should catch the eye of those who administer DAEPs. H.B. 3928 amends T.E.C. 37.006 to include this:
On the placement of a student in a disciplinary alternative education program under this section, the school district shall provide information to the student’s parent or person standing in parental relation to the student regarding the process for requesting a full individual and initial evaluation of the student under Section 29.004.
And it amends T.E.C. 37.023(d) regarding the “personalized transition plan” when the student is ready to move back to the regular campus after some time in DAEP. That plan will now include the same information to the parents about getting evaluated for special education.
This all comes under the broad category of Child Find. Keep in mind that many students assigned to the DAEP are already receiving special education services. For those who are not, H.B. 3928 now requires notice to the parents of how to get the child evaluated. It will be in effect for the upcoming school year.
DAWG BONE: MUCH MORE IN H.B. 3928. THIS IS JUST ONE SECTION OF IT.
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