POLICY LETTER: May 18, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
May 18, 2001
Your letter, dated March 1, 2001, addressed to Secretary Paige, U.S. Department of Education, was referred to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for a reply. In your letter, you indicated that you filed a formal complaint with former Secretary Riley on April 24, 2000, stating your disagreement with decisions rendered by the Utah State Office of Education, and you are requesting a response to that complaint.
As we told you in our letter to you dated March 4, 1997, in response to your same complaints regarding the provision of a free appropriate public education to x, we believe that OSEP has exhausted all avenues that are available under our authority to assist you. In view of the fact that x is well over the age limit to receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part B), there are no longer any means under Part B to assist x in obtaining appropriate services.
We sincerely regret that the issues raised when x was receiving services under Part B were not resolved to your satisfaction. However, we strongly urge you to pursue the postsecondary contacts that we have previously provided to you and that are able to provide x with the services x needs at this time in life.
Patricia J. Guard
Office of Special Education Programs
Dr. Mae Taylor
Utah State Office of Education
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