Though the substance of a free appropriate public education varies with each individual child, children with disabilities must be given the opportunity to participate in and reap the benefits of regular educational programs to the extent appropriate.
While the IDEA imposes on both state(69) and local educational agencies(70) an affirmative legal duty to provide a free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities, no such duty exists for individual schools.
The students claimed they had been denied a free appropriate public education
because of systemwide deficiencies.
For the first time, the new law outlines how school disciplinary rules and the obligation to provide a free appropriate public education
to disabled children fit together.
My vocabulary expanded to include these terms - Free Appropriate Public Education
, Least Restrictive Environment, Section 504, and I.
These excerpts have been taken from the executive summary of 11th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Handicapped Act, "To assure the free appropriate public education of all handicapped children," prepared by the Division of Innovation and Development, Office of Special Education Programs, 1989, U.
STUDENTS RECEIVING A FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION