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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Least Restrictive Environment

Section 300.116(b)(3) and (c) regarding placements, has been revised to remove the qualification "unless the parent agrees otherwise" from the requirements that (1) the child's placement be as close as possible to the child's home, and (2) the child is educated in the school he or she would attend if not disabled.

Section 300.117 (Nonacademic settings) has been changed to clarify that each public agency must ensure that each child with a disability has the supplementary aids and services determined by the child's individualized education program (IEP) Team to be appropriate and necessary for the child to participate with nondisabled children in the extracurricular services and activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of that child.