The re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, December 3 2004, (IDEA '04) and its implementing federal regulations, October 13, 2006, prompted the need to revise Virginia's special education regulations.
This federal regulation also requires that State rules, regulations, and policies under the IDEA '04 shall support and facilitate local educational agency and school-level system improvement designed to enable children with disabilities to meet the challenging State student achievement standards.
Copies of these regulations, including Braille copies , audio tapes, and large print versions are available at no cost from the Virginia Department of Education. Please forward your requests to the Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120, or by calling 1-804-225-2013. Copies of these regulations are also available on the Virginia Department of Education's Web site at: www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/regulations/state/regs_speced_disability_va.pdf
Both the state and local regulations are provided below. The local Handbook is revised annual to address any changes or required revisions during the Annual Application School Board Approval Process.