Suspension and Expulsions

Not applicable to SEED. (Deals with not suspending or expelling students in Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten)

IEP Parental Consent

Requires an individualized education program team to obtain written consent from the parent of a child with a disability if the team proposes to: (i) enroll the child in an alternative education program that does not issue or provide credits towards a Maryland high school diploma; (ii) identify the child for the alternative education assessment aligned with the state’s alternative curriculum; or (iii) include restraint or seclusion in the individualized education program to address the child’s behavior as described in COMAR 13a.08.04.05; and requires an individualized education program team to send a parent written notice no later than 5 business days after the IEP that informs the parent of specified rights to consent or refuse to consent to specified actions; provides 15 days for the parent to provide consent.

Emergency Evacuation Plans

Requires the State Department of Education to update guidelines to accommodate, safeguard, and evacuate individuals with disabilities on public school grounds; requires each local school system, to update the school system’s emergency plan based on the Department’s guidelines and regulations; requires a student’s IEP to include accommodations for the student during an emergency; and requires a student’s 504 team to discuss and address a student’s needs.


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Patricia R. Richardson, M.Ed., M.A.
Director of Special Education
(410) 843-9477 ext. 609
Kristi Fausel, M.Ed.
Special Education Coordinator
(410) 843-9477 ext. 504
Dr. Francis Lando, Ed.D
504 Coordinator
(410) 843-9477 ext. 177