The district ensures that a free appropriate public education is available to all children with disabilities residing in the district from date of diagnosis through the school year in which the student reaches 21 years of age, including children with disabilities who have been suspended or expelled from school.


NDE document “Supporting Document to Checklist of Required Special Education Policies, Procedures and practices for Part B of the IDEA” shall serve as an administrative procedure to this policy.  The entire document can be found at



























Policy Adopted:  __07/10/06_________                    COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Revised: 08/10/09                                                       Columbus, Nebraska

Revised:  05/20/13                                                                        Reviewed: 05/20/13