The department of education shall:
(A) Provide supervision and technical assistance to school districts in all accepted methods of educating children with disabilities who have hearing impairments, including the oral, manual, and total communication methods, with no demonstrable bias toward any one method over another;
(B) Consult with employees of school districts and chartered nonpublic schools who confer with the parents of hearing impaired children about their children's education;
(C) Consult with chartered nonpublic schools and consult with and provide technical assistance to school districts that are or may be interested in integrating sign language into their curricula and that offer or may be interested in offering American sign language as a foreign language;
(D) Consult with school districts and chartered nonpublic schools that use interpreters in classrooms and with any other interested school districts or chartered nonpublic schools about how to obtain the best interpreters and how interpreters can improve their skills.
Effective Date: 06-13-1990; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007