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FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION
In order to comply with the requirement of providing a free appropriate public education, a school district must provide special education and related services that --(A) have been provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without charge, (B) meet the standards of the State educational agency, (C) include an appropriate preschool, elementary, or secondary school education in the State involved, and (D) are provided in conformity with the individualized education program required under [20 U.S.C. S 1414(a)(5)]. 20 U.S.C. S 1401(18). A child receives a free appropriate public education if the program (1) addresses the child's unique needs, (2) provides adequate support services so the child can take advantage of the educational opportunities, and (3) is in accord with the individualized education program. Rowley, 458 U.S. at 188-89.