Senate Committee Substitute

SCS/SBs 1225 & 1226 – This act provides local school boards the authority to identify a designee to bind the school district in a settlement agreement reached during the resolution session of a special education due process hearing.

Current law requires a five business day notice for the introduction of evidence at a special education due process hearing, with the exception of an expedited hearing. This act removes the exception for expedited hearings and applies the five-day notice period to expedited hearings as well.

This act will bring Missouri into compliance with the federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

This act is identical to HCS/HBs 1876 & 1877 and similar to HB 267 (2007), SB 140 (2007), SB 148 (2007).


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