The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) serves as the State Educational Agency (SEA) for the District of Columbia. OSSE ensures compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq. (IDEA) for children with disabilities who receive special education and related services from local educational agencies (LEAs) and other public agencies in the District of Columbia.
In FFY 2017, DC's student population included 13,315 children with disabilities (Data Source: OSSE FFY 2017 Child Count). In FFY 2017, children in the District were served by 66 LEAs, including the DCPS and 65 public charter school LEAs.