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New Resources for Educators, Local Leaders on K-12 Flexibilities, Student Privacy, and Educating Students with Disabilities During Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued new resources today that will assist education leaders in protecting student privacy and ensuring students with disabilities continue to receive services required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the event of school closures due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Education Department also released important information for K-12 educators on flexibilities the Department could grant when it comes to the accountability standards required by law under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).


View departments’ press release.

View the department’s COVID-19 information and resources page.

View the OSERS Q-and-A on providing services to children with disabilities during coronavirus outbreak.

View department’s ESSA and coronavirus guidance.

View the department’s FERPA and coronavirus Q-&A document.


OHIO SPEECH AND HEARING PROFESSIONALS BOARD

The Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board shared the following state resources for information about Ohio’s preparedness to COVID-19, including a resource for COVID-19 updates from the Ohio Department of Education. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board


OSHPB

The OSHPB has started an on line FAQ to answer questions in regards to client abandonment, ethics, clinical fellowship mentoring and more in light of the ongoing health concerns across the country.  Click the link for updated information https://shp.ohio.gov/Portals/0/FAQ-COVID19_1.pdf