Summary: S.1619 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/16/2003)

Improving Education for Homeless and Foster Children with Disabilities Act of 2003 - Amends the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that special education and other services are provided for children with disabilities who are homeless or who are wards of the State, including foster children.

Revises or adds IDEA provisions relating to such children under: (1) definitions of parents, and of homeless children (and youth); (2) State child find systems; (3) local educational agency coordinated services systems, interagency personnel development, and liaisons for service delivery; (4) evaluations, eligibility determinations, individualized education programs, and educational placements; (5) procedural safeguards; (6) infants and toddlers, and related statewide systems, applications, and assurances; (7) State interagency coordinating councils; and (8) training in educational advocacy.