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EARLY INTERVENING SERVICES - Statute

2. Clarifies the relationship between free appropriate public education (FAPE) and early intervening services.
Nothing in Section 613(f) shall be construed to limit or create a right to FAPE under Part B. [613(f)(3)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. Some suggest that reallocation of funds from special education could result in a loss of services for students with disabilities. Others suggest that new options would lead to more meaningful interventions in general education.
    What do you think?


  2. Some suggest that general education interventions might delay the implementation of a free and appropriate education. Others suggest that more appropriate interventions in general education are the intent of ‘Least Restrictive Environment’ provision.
    What do you think?


Application Questions

  1. With the understanding that a district has opted for the 15% use of funds for early intervening services…
    If early intervening services are effective, what changes might we observe in student performance data?


  2. If early-intervening services are effective, what changes might we observe in referral data?


    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:


    Role: Assistant Superintendent
    Location: Michigan

    Role: School Counselor
    Location: Virginia

    Role: Assistant Director
    Location: Missouri

    Role: Assistant Superintendent
    Location: Wisconsin

    Role: Educational Consultant
    Location: Pennsylvania