Education of Students in Correctional Facilities

Serving Students with Disabilities in Community Corrections Facilities and Juvenile Detention Centers

Both federal and state laws require that every student with a disability receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). This includes students who are in a community corrections facility or juvenile detention center. The school district of residence remains responsible for the student’s access to appropriate special education and related services while the student is in a community corrections facility or juvenile detention center. School districts should regularly review their special education policies and procedures to make sure that they provide FAPE in a timely and appropriate manner to all students with disabilities, including students in these facilities, and in accordance with the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities.

ODE OEC Memo

#2016-1

Serving Students with Disabilities in Community Corrections Facilities and Juvenile Detention Centers

Issued Feb. 3, 2016

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