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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 81. Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia

8VAC20-81-330. Compliance with § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

A. Each state-operated program providing educational services to persons of school age and the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind at Staunton shall provide a free appropriate public education to each qualified person with a disability of school age and provide procedural safeguards in accordance with the Virginia Department of Education's 504 plan. (34 CFR 104.33)

B. Local educational agencies are required to adopt grievance procedures that incorporate appropriate due process standards and that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints. In meeting the due process portion of this requirement, local educational agencies may utilize the due process hearing system specified in 8VAC20-81-210 to resolve disputes regarding the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of qualified persons who have a disability. If this procedure is selected, the local school system is responsible for 100 percent of the reimbursement costs to the special education hearing officer and any other costs incurred and requested by the special education hearing officer or school division. The Virginia Department of Education trains special education hearing officers on 504 requirements. (34 CFR 104.7 and 34 CFR 104.36)

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-214 of the Code of Virginia; 20 USC § 1400 et seq.; 34 CFR Part 300.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. July 7, 2009.

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