(a) The agency shall develop a notice for distribution as provided by Subsection (c)
and posting on the agency's Internet website that indicates:
(1) the change made from 2016 to 2017 in reporting requirements for school districts
and open-enrollment charter schools regarding the special education representation
indicator adopted in the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System Manual; and
(2) in plain language, the rights of a child under both federal and state law and
the general process available to initiate a referral of a child for a full individual
and initial evaluation under Section 29.004 to determine the child's eligibility for special education services.
(b) A school district or open-enrollment charter school shall include in the notice
developed by the agency under Subsection (a) information indicating where the local
processes and procedures for initiating a referral for special education services
eligibility evaluation may be found.
(c) By a date established by the commissioner, each school district or open-enrollment
charter school shall provide the notice to the parent of each child who attends school
in the district or at the school at any time during the 2019-2020 school year. A school district or open-enrollment charter school shall also make the notice available
on request to any person. The notice must be available in English and Spanish, and a school district or open-enrollment
charter school shall make a good faith effort to provide the notice in the parent's
native language if the parent's native language is a language other than English or
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