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(a) Each district shall establish and implement written procedures for identifying all children with disabilities ages 3 - 21 who reside in the district, regardless of the severity of the disability, for whom the district is responsible to provide, and who need special education and related services under 4 AAC 52.090. The procedures established must include
(1) annual public notice that states the
(A) type of disabilities that qualify as a disabling condition;
(B) the educational needs of children with disabilities;
(C) right to a FAPE;
(D) special services available within the district;
(E) confidentiality protections; and
(F) person to contact for information and how to contact that person;
(2) a screening program, which may be operated in cooperation with other public agencies, to include health, vision, hearing, general development and basic skills, primary language and culture, and daily skills in home and community obtained through parental input; and
(3) referral for evaluation of children suspected to be children with disabilities.
(b) Annual public notice under (a)(1) of this section must be reasonably calculated to reach all persons within the district and all persons responsible for children who are enrolled in the district's statewide correspondence study program and must include, as appropriate, the dissemination of information through public meetings, posters, newspapers, radio, and television. A district shall provide notice in each language in which a bilingual program is offered in the district under AS 14.30.400 and 4 AAC 34.055
(c) The procedures established under (a) of this section must ensure that a child who is suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education and related services under this chapter is identified and provided with a FAPE, even if the child is advancing from grade to grade.
History: Eff. 7/1/83, Register 86; am 6/9/85, Register 94; am 7/16/89, Register 111; am 11/26/93, Register 128; am 8/22/2001, Register 159
Authority: AS 14.07.060
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