The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, (IDEA-B) provides funding for free public education to all students with disabilities ages three through seventeen. In addition, it requires local school districts to continue identifying, locating, and evaluating all students with disabilities up to age twenty-one.
IDEA-B funds can only be used for the excess costs of providing special education and related services to children with disabilities. Lee County uses IDEA-B funds for contract services we provide, including but not limited to psychological, medical, physical therapy, occupational therapy, special equipment, teaching materials and teacher aides to assist with identified children.
Lee County also provides special education and related services to student with disabilities ages 3-5.