Laws and Bulletins

Federal Laws Protecting Students with Disabilities
Special Education Services are provided through numerous laws that mandate specific supports and services.  Below is a list of those laws and links to read more about them.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):
            Part B Regulations (3 and over)
            Part C Regulations (birth thru 2)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Louisiana State Laws, Bulletins & Guides for Students with Disabilities
In addition to Federal laws, Louisiana has state bulletins to guide districts on how to implement the federal laws.

Louisiana’s Educational Rights of Children with Disabilities – Special Education Processes + Procedural Safeguards.


Act 250 – Deaf Child Bill of Rights Act
Act 303  – Guidance for Implementing Act 303:  Diplomas for Former Students with Disabilities
Bulletin 118 – Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Bulletin 126 – Charter Schools
Bulletin 127 –   LEAP Alternate Assessment Level 1 (LAA1) Extended Standards
Bulletin 119 – Louisiana School Transportation Specifications and Procedures
Bulletin 741 – Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic) – Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators
Bulletin 745 – Louisiana Teaching Authorizations of School Personnel
Bulletin 746 – Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Bulletin 1508 – Pupil Appraisal Handbook
Bulletin 1530 – Louisiana’s IEP Handbook for Students with Exceptionalities
Bulletin 1566 – Pupil Progression Policies and Procedures
Bulletin 1573 – Complaint Management Procedures
Bulletin 1706 – Regulations for Implementation of the Children with Exceptionalities Act
Bulletin 1903 – Regulations and Guidelines for Education of Dyslexia Students
Dyslexia FAQ
Guide to Dyslexia in Louisiana
Guide to Using Seclusion and Restraints for Students with Disabilities
Jump Start:  Students with Disabilities Implementation Guidance
Planning Appropriate High School Experiences for LAA 1 Eligible Students
Special Education Guidance for High School Students
Website – Louisiana Department of Education

A complete list of all items in their on-line special education library.

Other Laws Protecting Individuals with Disabilities

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)