Statutory obligations to provide instructional time and the accommodations and services needed to enable students with disabilities to access education remain in place.
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Both federal agencies acknowledged the challenges faced by students, families, teachers and schools during this time. Community and student needs are continually changing. Nonetheless, schools must provide supports and services to students so that they receive a free appropriate public education as required under IDEA as well as Section 504.
Whether the plan is a full in-person model, blended learning model, or full remote model, there will inevitably be unforeseen circumstances as school entities implement their 2020-2021 reopening plans.
Services to be provided to students identified as eligible under the IDEA and Section 504 continue to be applicable during the time that schools are closed.
On March 31, 2020, state and local special education administration organizations recommended temporary relief for certain IDEA provisions due to the school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.