• Who Supervises Bexar County Academy Special Education Department?

    Texas Education Agency (TEA) https://tea.texas.gov/academics/special-student-populations/special-education supervises Bexar County Academy Special Populations Programs.  TEA ensures that our school follows the process of providing our scholars with services within the Legal Framework.

    The Legal Framework for the Child Centered Special Education Process is followed within all of Bexar County Academy Special Education Programs. The legal framework protects the scholar and their family’s right from discrimination of one’s individual disability. This legal system provides BCA with the foundation to understand and apply the principles of constitutional, administrative, and judicial law in our school settings. TEA have played an important role in the development of the educational system at both the federal and state levels. Child Find is a legal requirement that Local Education Agency (LEA) find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education services. Child Find covers every child from birth through age 21. The LEA must evaluate any child that it knows, or suspects may have a disability. Also, another legal source that protect our scholars and families is IDEA. 

    Special Education Rules and Regulations- Link is provided below

    http://framework.esc18.net/display/Webforms/ESC18-FW-LandingPage.aspx


     

    What Is IDEA?

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that all children with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living. Another precede is the No Child Left Behind that provides high-quality education to all students.

    The 13 Disabilities Defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    More information on IDEA please go the website https://sites.ed.gov/idea/

    What is No Child Left Behind Act?

    The No Child Left Behind Act authorizes several federal education programs that are administered by the states. The major focus of No Child Left Behind is to close student achievement gaps by providing all children with a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Public Law 107 - 110

    What is FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION?

    Eligible students with disabilities shall enjoy the right to a free appropriate public education (“FAPE”), which may include instruction in the regular classroom, instruction through special teaching, or instruction through approved contracts. Instruction shall be supplemented by the provision of related services when appropriate. Education Code 29.003(a).

    What is the NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY?

    No qualified student with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any service, program, or activity provided or offered by BEXAR COUNTY ACADEMY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL 42 U.S.C. 12132; 29 U.S.C. 794(a); 34 CFR 104.4(a).