Primer for Charter School Operators: Special Education Requirements and Including Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools.
Warren, S. H., Ahearn, E. M., Giovannetti, E. A., Lange, C. M., & Rhim, L. M. (2004). Primer for Charter School Operators on Special Education Requirements and Including Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Directors of Special Education.
Consider 6 major legal principles of IDEA:
Keep in mind your state’s requirements as to linkage to a local education agency (LEA) and your school’s LEA status.
Depending on your LEA status, your responsibilities in these areas will vary. Consider these in detail so you will be ready when a child with a disability applies to your school and you open your doors.
Don’t assume you understand licensure requirements because you talked with a colleague in a neighboring state. There is extreme variability in licensure requirements across states.
You don’t have to hire staff specifically to provide the services. You can: