Below please find another update regarding guidance from the United States Department of Education (“USDOE”) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (“PDE”) concerning the rights of students with disabilities in connection with the COVID-19 crisis.
As mentioned in our prior communication, on March 21, USDOE issued a supplemental fact sheet addressing the risk of COVID-19 in preschool, elementary and secondary schools while serving children with disabilities. The supplemental guidance from USDOE can be found here:
Please be aware that PDE updated state-level guidance on March 23, 2020:
Our firm welcomes the opportunity to discuss recommendations specific to your school’s operations in light of both the evolving state and federal guidance and the state and federal laws applicable to your programs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions and to discuss.