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DIGEST
The digest printed below was prepared by House Legislative Services. It constitutes no part
of the legislative instrument. The keyword, one-liner, abstract, and digest do not constitute
part of the law or proof or indicia of legislative intent. [R.S. 1:13(B) and 24:177(E)]
SB 253 Engrossed 2024 Regular Session Foil
Proposed law requires local education agencies to do the following relative to students with
individualized education programs:
(1) Obtain written consent from a student's parent or other legal guardian before initially
providing a student with special education courses or related services.
(2) Provide 10 days notice to the student's parent or other legal guardian before a
reduction or removal of a special education course or related services is
implemented. Such notice is required to be via certified mail, electronic mail, text
message, or through an online portal.
Proposed law authorizes the student's parent or other legal guardian to request that a meeting
of the individualized education program team be postponed after receipt of the notice
relative to a potential change in the student's individualized education program.
Effective upon signature of governor or lapse of time for gubernatorial action.
(Adds R.S. 17:1946.1)
Summary of Amendments Adopted by Senate
Committee Amendments Proposed by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry,
Aquaculture, and Rural Development to the original bill
1. Requires parental consent before changing a student's individualized
education program for any reason.
Summary of Amendments Adopted by House
The Committee Amendments Proposed by House Committee on Education to the
engrossed bill:
1. Require a local education agency to provide notice to the parent or legal guardian
of a student with an individualized education program relative to a reduction or
removal of a special education course or related service rather than requiring that
the local education agency obtain consent from the parent or legal guardian.
2. Authorize the parent or legal guardian of a student with an individualized
education program to have a meeting with the student's IEP team postponed after
receiving such notice.
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