Officials at the Vermont education department say incorrect rules for special education services have been posted on the state website for four years.
The state board of education adjusted Vermont’s special education guidelines in response to federal education law changes in 2012. According to department spokeswoman Haley Dover, the wrong draft of the rules was sent to the secretary of state and published on the agency’s website in 2013. She said the error was recently discovered during website maintenance.
Dover said the discrepancies could have actually helped students by giving them more time and support. The department doesn’t believe any child was adversely affected, she added.
A version of this article appeared in the August 30, 2017 edition of Education Week as Incorrect Special Ed. Rules Listed on Vermont Website for Four Years