DC Special Education Resources/News:
Special Education Transportation
If a DC student qualifies for special education transportation services, the Local Education Agency (LEA) – either DCPS or public charter school must submit a Transportation Request Form (TRF) to the OSSE Department of Transportation (OSSE-DOT) for OSSE to plan transportation routes. Note: Nonpublic schools do not have the ability to submit TRFs for their DC funded students – the LEA must do this every year and every summer for ESY if applicable. If a TRF is not submitted to OSSE-DOT, students will not be routed! For further information please see the OSSE Transportation Handbook for Parents and Guardians of Special Education Students and Questions and Answers about Transportation regarding transportation services a student is entitled to under federal law. Parents and Schools may also contact the OSSE-DOT Parent Resource Center at (202)-576-5000.
- Percentage of Children with Disabilities who Dropped Out
- Percentage of 8th Grade Children with Disabilities Scoring at Basic or Above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Reading and Math
- Percentage of 4th Grade Children with Disabilities Scoring at Basic or Above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Reading and Math
DC Special Education Legal References:
Petties v. District of Columbia – Court Registry Funds Issued Through SchoolTalk to Support Building Pathways to the Least Restrictive Environments for Students
Parties agree to use the remaining funds to develop tools for improving transition services for DC students moving to less restrictive educational environments.
US Department of Education – Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services
IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) proposed revisions to collection of information from state agencies.
Post-Petties Payment Dispute Flowchart
Quick reference for nonpublics to address disputes over payment for services
Petties Dismissal Order
The DCASE Blackman-Jones Assessment Project
Background, scope, and details of this groundbreaking project.
The DCASE/Blackman-Jones Assessment Project
FINAL REPORT – The DCASE/Blackman-Jones Assessment Project