There is a Law


Here are many of the major laws and regulations that govern the rights of public school students and their families in Pennsylvania. This page was developed and is accurate as of September 2002.

FEDERAL Laws and Regulations

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Home Page

Index of OSEP Policy Documents on the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities

These are posted by quarter. Once you find the letter you are looking for, just click on “pdf”
or “html” and it will bring it up. The letters are only up to date on the website through the first quarter of 2003.
IDEA Statute Effective July 1, 2005

IDEA Regulations

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

§ 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Regulations

Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA)

Americans with Disabilities Act – Title II

STATE Regulations

Chapter 14 – Special Education Services and Programs

Chapter 4226 – Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers Under Age 3

Chapter 15 – Protected Handicapped Students

Chapter 16 – Special Education for Gifted Students

Chapter 171 – Standards for Approved Private Schools

Chapter 711 – Charter School Services for Children with Disabilities

Title 22 PA Code – Pennsylvania Education Regulations

School Discipline

Chapter 12 – Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

Safe Schools Act

Special Education Statute (discipline section)

Special Education Regulations (discipline section)

Charter Schools

Charter School Act

Chapter 711 – Charter School Services for Children with Disabilities

Miscellaneous Education Laws and Basic Education Curriculars

Basic Education Curriculars

Special Education Appeals Panel Opinions

Chapter 4 – Academic Standards and Assessments

Chapter 11.11 – Admission to Public Schools

Empowerment Act

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