Education: Education Secretary Declines to Recommend Waivers of Core IDEA Provisions

On April 27, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted a report to Congress required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act with recommendations on waivers for various education laws. Secretary DeVos did not recommend waivers of core provisions the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. She did, however, recommend waiving technical provisions to allow extending Part B transition evaluation timelines and allowing children to continue receiving Part C services until Part B determinations are complete. The Arc is relieved that no significant waivers were recommended and urges advocates to help ensure that Congress does not include waivers in the next Coronavirus package. See The Arc’s statement.

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