Key Takeaways:

  1. IDEA rights apply even in times of crisis.
  2. Schools/districts should convene IEP teams (remotely, if needed) before changing students’ placements.
  3. Schools/districts that close and/or move to remote instruction must ensure that all students have the resources needed to access the new model.
  4. Accommodations, modifications, and other supports guaranteed under Section 504 must also be provided.
  5. Schools must work closely with parents to think and plan how to meet students’ needs in this chaotic time.
  6. Do not let the perfect be the enemy of the perfect.