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Report to the Public: Part B FFY 2019

Friday, August 27, 2021

Legislative Authority

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) requires states to publicly report Local Education Agency (LEA) performance against targets established in the State Performance Plan (SPP) no later than 120 days after the State's submission of its Annual Performance Report (APR). The SPP is a six-year plan that describes the State's efforts to implement the requirements of IDEA and improve results for children with IEPs. In addition, it articulates how the District of Columbia will improve its performance on prescribed Indicators. In its Annual Performance Report (APR), the State must report its progress toward meeting the measurable and rigorous targets detailed in its SPP.

The District of Columbia SPP and APR are available at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) website here.

Local Education Agency (LEA) Definition

The DC 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 USC. § 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 2019, the District of Columbia's student population included 13,369 children with disabilities. In FFY 2019, children in the District of Columbia were served by 63 LEAs, including the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and 62 public charter school LEAs.

Please note that for Indicators 1,2,4, and 14, the LEA list reflects LEAs in existence during the 2018-2019 school year. This distinction is due to OSEP guidelines requiring the data used to calculate performance is from the prior school year.