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A Guide to Disability Rights Laws


This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, contact the agencies and organizations listed below.

Building the Legacy IDEA 2004


This educational government site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and its implementing regulations.

Family Policy Compliance Office


The Family Policy compliance Office (FPCO) provides information concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).

Index of OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities


Federal correspondence found in this index that describes the interpretations of IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education


Offers links to legislation, Federal Register Notices, Policy Guidance, and Grant Applications for the elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education


The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

The Library of Congress


Provides legislative information, including the status of bills, from the Library of Congress.




Disclosure of students records or communications by school teacher or employee


Judicature Act requiring parent consent for release of educational records to court

Freedom of Information Act (EXCERPT)


An Act to provide for public access to certain public records of public bodies
Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education


A direct link to the rules governing special education in Michigan.

Michigan Attorney General Opinions


The website provides a means to search for legal opinions from the Michigan Attorney General

Michigan Department of Education Memos


MDE web page that archives all memos from the state Superintendents

Michigan Department of Education Special Education Administrative Forms and Procedures



The webpage provides information concerning procedural safeguards, homebound and hospitalized service, and complaint procedures.

Michigan Department of Education Special Education Laws and Policy



This webpage has links to laws and policies relating to special education in Michigan.

Michigan Legislature


The website provides a means to search for current laws and pending bills.

Personnel Approval


The Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education online personnel approvals manual provides information on special education personnel seeking approval in the state of Michigan.

Pupil Accounting Manual


This manual provides guidance on pupil membership requirements and count procedures provided by the Office of State Aid and School Finance.

Revised School Code (EXCERPT)


Section that describes requirements for releasing/transferring student records for transferring students

Schedule for the Rentention and Disposal of Public School Records


Michigan's policy for educational records rention and disposal.

State School Aid Act web

Providing appropriate instructional services to pupil requiring hospitalization or confinement at home.

Oakland Schools Resources



Oakland Schools Special Education Programs and Services Agreement


This Agreement pertains to the manner and conditions under which Act 18 Funds shall be allocated, distributed and paid by Oakland Schools to Resident Districts and Districts Operating Center Programs for special education and related services.

Oakland County ISD Plan


Oakland Schools State approved county plan for special education services developed in cooperation with consituent districts


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