May 13, 2004(Key vote)
Title: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that would extend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), first passed in 1975.
Combines IDEA with the No Child Left Behind Act, in order to include disabled students in local accountability systems (Sec. 612).
Includes bodily injury as a possible cause for suspension for special education students (Sec. 615).
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.