Laws on Special Education Now Apply in Yesha

YERUSHALAYIM -

Residents of Yehudah and Shomron will no longer have to send their children to schools far away from their homes if their children require special education. Starting Sunday, the law requiring the educational system to provide special education classes now applies in the region.

Depending on demand, special education classes will be held in towns in Yehudah and Shomron, with regional schools answering the needs of parents in specific geographical areas. If classes cannot be organized, the Education Ministry will provide free transportation to special education students in Yehudah and Shomron to the closest school where classes are being held. Until Sunday parents had to make special requests for such transportation, and many were forced to pay out of pocket for transportation.

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan said that “in recent years we have been advancing dozens of laws to ensure that they apply in Yehudah and Shomron. This is the latest such law, and I thank all the parties who were involved in this important step.”