The U.S. Department of Education is weighing in on how Individuals with Disabilities Education Act disputes can be handled while school services are affected by the coronavirus. (Anne Meadows/Flickr)

The U.S. Department of Education is offering up details about how states and schools can address special education disputes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal agency issued two question-and-answer documents Monday — one outlining considerations for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act dispute resolution procedures for services for kids ages 3 to 21 and another for younger children.

The guidance comes in response to inquiries about how procedures should be handled in the COVID-19 environment, the Education Department said.

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