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Education Code 29.011 on 6/28/2014

	
					

Text of section effective until June 15, 2017

Sec. 29.011.  TRANSITION PLANNING. (a)  The commissioner shall by rule adopt procedures for compliance with federal requirements relating to transition services for students who are enrolled in special education programs under this subchapter.  The procedures must specify the manner in which a student's admission, review, and dismissal committee must consider, and if appropriate, address the following issues in the student's individualized education program:

(1)  appropriate student involvement in the student's transition to life outside the public school system;

(2)  if the student is younger than 18 years of age, appropriate parental involvement in the student's transition;

(3)  if the student is at least 18 years of age, appropriate parental involvement in the student's transition, if the parent is invited to participate by the student or the school district in which the student is enrolled;

(4)  any postsecondary education options;

(5)  a functional vocational evaluation;

(6)  employment goals and objectives;

(7)  if the student is at least 18 years of age, the availability of age-appropriate instructional environments;

(8)  independent living goals and objectives; and

(9)  appropriate circumstances for referring a student or the student's parents to a governmental agency for services.

(b)  The commissioner shall require each school district or shared services arrangement to designate at least one employee to serve as the district's or shared services arrangement's designee on transition and employment services for students enrolled in special education programs under this subchapter.  The commissioner shall develop minimum training guidelines for a district's or shared services arrangement's designee.  An individual designated under this subsection must provide information and resources about effective transition planning and services and interagency coordination to ensure that local school staff communicate and collaborate with:

(1)  students enrolled in special education programs under this subchapter and the parents of those students; and

(2)  as appropriate, local and regional staff of the:

(A)  Health and Human Services Commission;

(B)  Department of Aging and Disability Services;

(C)  Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services;

(D)  Department of State Health Services; and

(E)  Department of Family and Protective Services.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 704, Sec. 1, 2, eff. June 20, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 257 (H.B. 617), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 574 (S.B. 748), Sec. 1, eff. June 9, 2017.

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1044 (H.B. 1886), Sec. 2, eff. June 15, 2017.

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