What is the True Meaning of FAPE?

Riding the school bus is largely a privilege and not a right. Many states spell this out in their regulations. However, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates the related service of transportation as a right of certain students to receive a free and appropriate education, or FAPE, based upon their needs as related in their Individualized Education Program. Likewise, Title I and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act mandate that schools provide transportation service for low-income and at-risk students.

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Keynote Highlights Legalities of Transporting Students with Disabilities

FRISCO, Texas — Transporting students with special needs carries with it many regulations and procedures. Aside from the extended list of requirements, those involved with the transportation must fully comprehend the legal principals that are the motives for the procedures implemented.  That was the goal of general session on day five of the TSD Conference here.

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CSRS Decisions During IEP Avoid Seclusion, Restraint Issues

With updated federal guidelines on the limited use of seclusion and restraint for students with disabilities, student transporters need to communicate the use of child safety restraint systems (CSRS) to avoid confusion when applying them for Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

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Updated Federal Overtime Rules Blocked

A federal judge in Texas granted an emergency injunction to temporarily block the implementation of a new overtime rule that was set to go into effect nationwide on Dec. 1.

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