Special Education Programs and Services
(Education , Superintendent of Public Instruction)
The purpose of these rules is to clarify and complement state and federal laws that apply to the education of children and students with disabilities. These rules extend state and federal laws and their implementing regulations to the extent necessary to fill gaps in federal language, clarify the language, or delineate time lines for particular requirements. The rules are being revised in order to incorporate currently used terms and law numbers and to protect the rights of students with disabilities by:
1. Providing consistency with other state offices and departments,
2. Aligning Michigan administrative rules with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its implementing regulations, and
3. Removing inconsistencies with other laws, rules, or regulations.