The West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Education (OSE) has a responsibility, under federal statute and regulations to have a system of general supervision that monitors the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) by local education agencies (LEAs). The system is accountable for enforcing the requirements and for ensuring continuous improvement with an emphasis on improving educational results for students with disabilities. In addition, West Virginia Code § 18-20-1 (Education of Exceptional Children) requires WVDE to assure that all exceptional students receive an education in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.

Download the OSEP Guidance on State General Supervision Responsibilities Under Parts B and C of the IDEA.