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OSSE releases the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Implementation for Transfer Students Policy


Thursday, December 18, 2014

On December 17, 2014, the OSSE Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Specialized Education issued the” Individualized Education Program (IEP) Implementation for Transfer Students Policy.” This policy memorandum establishes state-level procedures and timelines for the development and implementation of IEPs for students transferring into local educational agencies (LEAs) in the District of Columbia.  The policy addresses students who transfer within the District of Columbia, from out-of-state, between District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and district charters, from private schools, and from early intervention settings. The Policy includes the following key LEA-level requirements:  facilitation of timely records transfer; provision of comparable services; completion of pending evaluations; and implementation of existing in-state and out-of-state IEPs. Please direct any questions regarding the content of this document to OSSE, Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Specialized Education at OSSE.DSEPolicy@dc.gov.