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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Statute: TITLE I / A / 602 / 9

(9) Free appropriate public education.--The term `free appropriate public education' means special education and related services that--

(A) have been provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without charge;

(B) meet the standards of the State educational agency;

(C) include an appropriate preschool, elementary school, or secondary school education in the State involved; and

(D) are provided in conformity with the individualized education program required under section 614(d).