US Department of Education Guidance- Bullying of Students with Disabilities

On October 21, 2014, the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a thirteen page “Dear Colleague” letter providing guidance for school districts regarding how OCR analyzes complaints regarding bullying of students with disabilities. The letter provides hypothetical examples to demonstrate when, in OCR’s view, circumstances may rise to a denial of FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) to students under Section 504.

The “Dear Colleague” letter can be found at Dear Colleague

If you have any questions regarding OCR’s latest guidance or questions regarding Section 504 please contact: Patti Page or Dina Atwood