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Although special education teachers may want to refer to services to make up for shortfalls during school closures as compensatory education or compensatory services, a school attorney says the terms should be avoided.
As districts make plans to reopen schools, IEP and 504 teams should be identifying and planning how to serve students with medical conditions that make them especially vulnerable to COVID-19.
Some may think that using various terms to describe learning that’s being done from home while schools are closed due to the pandemic does not matter. But term confusion can have legal and other implications.