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Indian Education: Actions Needed to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive Special Education Services

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Bureau of Indian Education
Priority Rec.
This is a priority recommendation.
The Director of BIE should establish consistent requirements for schools on making up missed special education and related services and monitor schools to ensure that they follow these requirements. (Recommendation 1)

BIE agreed with this recommendation. BIE acknowledged that it must refine the guidance provided by its special education subject matter experts to ensure that guidance on missed special education related services is consistent. In May 2021, BIE reported that it planned to implement the recommendation by the end of 2022 but provided no new information on how it would address the recommendation. We will continue to monitor the agency's efforts to implement the recommendation.

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