Honorable Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1335 by Allen (Relating to certain resources available to teachers of a public school student with a disability under the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
School districts and open-enrollment charter schools would be required to expend funds to develop and implement the process regarding the review of student IEPs. The requirement to allow a classroom teacher to request an ARD committee meeting could be costly and could create procedural problems for the school district, open-enrollment charter school, or the parent. The provisions of this bill would impact only regular classroom teachers who instructed students with disabilities and would not effect change with regard to special education instructional and related service providers. Approximately 68 percent of the students with disabilities are served 80 percent or more of the day in a regular classroom. The provisions of this bill could result in a large number of additional ARD committee meetings. The impact of the associated costs to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools is not known at this time and could vary widely from school district to school district.
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