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Focus on Discipline: Why Informal Removals Matter

In the third installment of the Discipline Discussions blog series, Valerie Williams, Director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), highlights the impact of informal removals on students, parents/guardians, and school personnel. In her latest post, Informal Removals Matter, Director Williams notes,

  • Informal removals often fly “under-the-radar” and therefore are not considered when evaluating whether a student’s protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are being exercised

  • Informal removals often indicate that a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is not adequately addressing their behavioral needs

  • Informal removals highlight a lack of evidence-based disciplinary response to a student’s interfering behaviors

OSEP provides resources to help students and parents/guardians understand and mitigate the effects of informal removals. Click the link above to read more about informal removals and for helpful resources from the OSEP Director’s office.

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