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Post Determinations for all LEAs on IDEA Implementation

Every state is required to make an annual determination regarding implemenation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for every local educational agency (LEA) within the state. Based on guidance from USED, states have not made these annual determinations available to the public.


USED should (1) instruct all states to post annual LEA determinations on their state dept. of education web sites - in an easy-to-find location - and (2) post all LEA determinations to the web site using a common format.


Until this level of transparency is made available, LEA determinations are available on -- a web site devoted to tracking use of the $11.3 billion in IDEA Part B funds made available to LEAs via the Recovery Act.


7 votes
Idea No. 88