Commensurate School Day 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §300.17 Free Appropriate Public Education FAPE means special education and related services that— Are provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without charge;
FAPE means special education and related services that—
(a) A school day shall be at least seven hours each day, including intermissions and recesses.
(d) Students with disabilities shall have available an instructional day commensurate with that of students without disabilities. The ARD committee shall determine the appropriate instructional setting and length of day for each student, and these shall be specified in the student’s IEP.
Letter to Laffrenzen (OSEP 1988) – “[W]e conclude that,
generally, students with handicaps must have the same length of school day that the SEA has established for children without handicaps.”
however, this standard has significant implications for RF students in the context of equal access to educational programs and services.
fits-all” decision-making regarding RF students.
None scheduled for July
Will begin again in August.
Dates and topics to be determined soon.