The Department of Education released their “2019 Determination Letters on State Implementation of the IDEA”. IDEA requires every state to write a State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report evaluating its efforts to implement the law and plans for improving its implementation activities. The law outlines four general categories for the Secretary of Education to evaluate the state’s work:
· Meets the requirements and purposes of IDEA;
· Needs assistance in implementing the requirements of IDEA;
· Needs intervention in implementing the requirements of IDEA; or
· Needs substantial intervention in implementing the requirements of IDEA.
School board members can review their state’s determination status on the U.S. Department of Education’s website.