Publication Date: March 5, 2018
The legislature ended the 2018 session Sine Die on Saturday, March 3, 2018. This is eight days ahead of the Constitutional Sine Die date of March 11. This was a short, but efficient session!
The big news for Early Intervention / Early Childhood Education is the that both the House and Senate passed House Bill 4067 which will extend the developmental delay eligibility category for special education beyond preschool age up through third grade (up to age 10) to ensure children experiencing delays get the supports they need to succeed in school. House Bill 4067 is heading to the Governor’s desk for her signature. To read the House Bill 4067, click this link.
Oregon will be joining 30 other states in creating stronger educational experiences for students by extending the Developmental Delay eligibility category until third grade. This will also reduce barriers for families and give educators more time to gather more information about the student’s need for support.
The Alliance for Early Intervention would like to thank all the families, educators and legislators who supported this needed legislation which goes into effect on July 1, 2019.