Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced it is seeking public comment on two proposed changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act regulations, which were finalized in 2006.
The first proposed change would require public agencies responsible for providing special education and related services to inform parents of all of the protections regarding access to public benefits or insurance, including rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and IDEA confidentiality provisions.
The second proposed change would address the administrative cost and burden on state and local education agencies for obtaining parental consent to access public benefits or insurance, in addition to the parental consent requirements of FERPA.
CEC will respond by the December 12, 2011 deadline and encourages others to do the same!
To read the full notice of proposed rulemaking, click here.