Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Chapter 103 and Head Start 

Head Start programs do not fall under the jurisdiction of Chapter 103.  However, if you are using Head Start as an option for ECSE students or if they are part of your SWVPP grant, it would be good to consider adding this expectation to your contract. IEP teams need to consider whether Head Start is an appropriate placement for a student and if there are behavior concerns, it will be important that Head Start Staff are trained and following Chapter 103 to ensure safety for your student(s). 

If you have questions about Chapter 103 please feel free to contact Kris Ahrens (

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