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Part B

The District of Columbia (DC) Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) functions as the State Educational Agency (SEA) for the DC. OSSE ensures compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)20 USC. ยง 1400 et seq. for children with disabilities who receive special education and related services from local educational agencies (LEAs) and other public agencies in the DC. IDEA Part B focuses on special education for children aged 3 to 21. The primary purpose of IDEA Part B is to ensure that all children with disabilities have a free appropriate public education (FAPE). 


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