The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Special Education is sharing the following Question and Answer (Q&A) documents that were released by the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Office of Civil Rights (OCR) on September 28, 2020.

  • OSEP has released a questions and answers document in response to inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B provision of services in the current COVID-19 environment: 

Questions and Answers on IDEA Part B Provision of Services

  • OCR has issued a COVID-19-related technical assistance document to assist K-12 schools in meeting their obligations under Federal Civil Rights Laws:

Questions and Answers for K-12 Public Schools in the Current COVID-19 Environment 

To view other USDE resources related to COVID-19, please visit COVID-19 Resources for Schools, Students, and Families.   

Additional OSEP K-12 resources, strategies and support materials are available through the National Center for Systemic Improvement COVID-19 Resource Hub.

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