This week, Governor Sununu issued Executive Order #64 which states;
School districts are required adhere to all state and federal special education law requirements, including without limitation the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, in the delivery of instruction and support services pursuant to any offered instructional model, including without limitation, traditional instruction, distance learning, and hybrid models, consistent with US Department of Education Guidance. In fulfilling their obligations pursuant to Ed 1100, et seq., school districts who have selected a remote instructional model for their general education population shall not exclude in-person services from consideration for students with disabilities. In-person services should be provided if such services are necessitated by the student’s individualized needs and consistent with the health and safety needs of the child, child’s teachers, and child’s family.
The Governor’s office provided the slides below to further explain Executive Order #64.