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Special Education in Local and Regional Jails (VDOE)

The 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandated that special education and related services be provided to all eligible students including those who are incarcerated. As a result, Virginia is implementing services to eligible students, who are incarcerated in local and regional jails. Under the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia the operation of the jails is the responsibility of the local school division in which the local or regional jail is located.