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NOTICE - DOE v. Ohio Department of Education

The parties in the Doe v. Ohio Department of Education class action have submitted a proposed settlement to the U.S. District Court for approval. Notice of Proposed Settlement 

Laws & Regulations

This section provides some useful links to State and Federal Educational Laws and Regulations that support student learning and the institutions that provide the educational support.  Below are links to information and resources regarding laws and regulations: 


Ohio Department of Education's Office for Exceptional Children:


Two federal laws direct the education of children with disabilities in our country:

  • the Every Student Success Act (ESSA) and
  • the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA).

The Every Student Success Act (ESSA) was signed into law in 2015, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004 defines the requirements that states must follow to identify and serve students with disabilities. The final Part B Regulations (addressing children 3-21 years of age) were published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2006. The Part B regulations at 34 CFR Parts 300 and 301 took effect on October 13, 2006.

US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs: