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2018

POLICY MEMO: To States Regarding the Cap on the Percentage of Students who may be Assessed with an Alternate Assessment (Aug. 27, 2018)

Memo to States Regarding the Cap on the Percentage of Students who may be Assessed with an Alternate Assessment from... Read More

To States Regarding the Cap on the Percentage of Students who may be Assessed with an Alternate Assessment (Aug. 27, 2018)
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OSEP LETTER: Aug. 23, 2018 to Devin Fletcher

Topic Areas: Due Process Hearings
August 23, 2018 Devin Fletcher Associate Attorney Cuddy Law Firm, PLLC 8723 Shoal Creek Boulevard Suite 100 Austin, Texas 78757... Read More

OSEP LETTER: Aug. 23, 2018 to Devin Fletcher
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OSEP LETTER: Aug. 23, 2018 to Anonymous

Topic Areas: Independent Educational Evaluation, Individualized Education Programs
August 23, 2018 REDACTED Dear XXXXXX: This letter responds to your electronic mail correspondence to Lisa Pagano, Policy Specialist in... Read More

OSEP LETTER: Aug. 23, 2018 to Anonymous
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OSEP LETTER: Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to Lawrence Sigel, Esq.

Topic Areas: Child Find
August 2, 2018 Lawrence Siegel, Esq. 101 Lucas Valley Road Suite 265 San Rafael, California 94903 Dear Mr. Siegel: This... Read More

OSEP LETTER: Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to Lawrence Sigel, Esq.
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OSEP LETTER: Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to Linda McDowell, Ph.D.

Topic Areas: Related Services
August 2, 2018 Linda McDowell, Ph.D. Director National Center on Deaf-Blindness The Research Institute/Western Oregon University 345 N. Monmouth Avenue... Read More

OSEP LETTER: Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to Linda McDowell, Ph.D.
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OSEP Letter: Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to Anonymous

Topic Areas: Evaluation/Reeavluation, Individualized Education Programs
August 2, 2018 REDACTED Dear XXXXXXX: This letter responds to your electronic mail (email) correspondence to the Office of Special... Read More

OSEP Letter: Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to Anonymous
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OSEP LETTER: July 27, 2018 Letter to Carrie Mason

Topic Areas: Discipline Procedures
July 27, 2018 Carrie Mason Education Attorney Metro Defender Juvenile Division Education Rights Project 100 Woodland Street Nashville, Tennessee 37213... Read More

OSEP LETTER: July 27, 2018 Letter to Carrie Mason
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OSEP LETTER: June 28, 2018 Letter to Anonymous

Topic Areas: Independent Educational Evaluation, Individualized Education Programs
REDACTED Dear XXXXXXX: This letter responds to your electronic mail (email) to the U.S. Department of Education (Department). Your correspondence... Read More

OSEP LETTER: June 28, 2018 Letter to Anonymous
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OSEP LETTER: May 10, 2018 to Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC:  Eligibility; Learning Disabilities

OSEP LETTER: May 10, 2018 to Perry A. Zirkel
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OSEP LETTER: April 19, 2018 to Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs Team

OSEP LETTER: April 19, 2018 to Perry A. Zirkel
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OSEP LETTER: April 19, 2018 to Marcie Lipsitt

TOPIC: State Complaints Procedures

OSEP LETTER: April 19, 2018 to Marcie Lipsitt
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OSEP LETTER: April 19, 2018 to Brian Carroll

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs (Preschool)

OSEP LETTER: April 19, 2018 to Brian Carroll
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OSEP LETTER: April 18, 2018 to David Kane

TOPIC: Special Education and Related Services

OSEP LETTER: April 18, 2018 to David Kane
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2017

Q&A: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Case Q&A (Dec. 7, 2017)

Topic Areas: Free Appropriate Public Education
On December 7, 2017, OSERS released a Question-and-Answer (Q-&-A) document addressing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v.... Read More

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1 Q&A
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OSEP LETTER: September 8, 2017 to Brian Radziwill

Topic Areas: Private School
TOPIC: Children in Private Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

OSEP LETTER: Sept. 8, 2017 to Brian Radziwill
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POLICY MEMO: Eligibility Determinations for Children Suspected of Having a Visual Impairment under IDEA (May 22, 2017)

TOPIC: Eligibility Criteria | The purpose of this memorandum is to ensure broad dissemination of the key points made in... Read More

POLICY MEMO: Eligibility Determinations for Children Suspected of Having a Visual Impairment under IDEA (PDF)
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POLICY MEMO: Requirements for the Cap on the Percentage of Students who may be Assessed with an Alternate Assessment Aligned with Alternate Academic Achievement Standards (May 16, 2017)

Requirements for the Cap on the Percentage of Students who may be Assessed with an Alternate Assessment Aligned with Alternate... Read More

Requirements for the Cap on the Percentage of Students who may be Assessed with an Alternate Assessment Aligned with Alternate Academic Achievement Standards (May 16, 2017)
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POLICY GUIDANCE: A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities (May 2017)

OSERS is pleased to publish A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities to advance our... Read More

OSEP LETTER: April 18, 2017 to Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

OSEP Letter to TASH This letter addresses questions regarding OSEP’s 84.325K grant priority: Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention,... Read More

OSEP LETTER: April 18, 2017 to Ruthie-Marie Beckwith
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Q&A and MODEL STATE TIMELINE: Significant Disproportionality (Equity in IDEA) Essential Questions and Answers and a Model State Timeline (March 31, 2017)

** The department postponed the compliance date of this regulation from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2020 through 83... Read More

Essential Questions and Answers
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Model State Timeline
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POLICY LETTER: February 27, 2017 to Patrick Zacchini

TOPIC: Confidentiality of Education Records (Destruction of Information)

February 27, 2017 to Patrick Zacchini
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POLICY LETTER: February 27, 2017 to Anonymous

TOPIC: Due Process Hearings—Record Retention

February 27, 2017 to Anonymous: Due Process Hearings—Record Retention (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: February 27, 2017 to Anonymous

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs—Postsecondary Goals

February 27, 2017 to Anonymous: Individualized Education Programs—Postsecondary Goals
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POLICY GUIDANCE: Joint Statement on Collaboration and Coordination of the MIECHV and IDEA Part C Programs (January 19, 2017)

This joint statement from the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) sets a vision for... Read More

Joint Statement on Collaboration and Coordination of the MIECHV and IDEA Part C Programs
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POLICY LETTER: January 18, 2017 to Lisa Pugh

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs (Progress Reporting)

POLICY LETTER: January 18, 2017 to Lisa Pugh on Individualized Education Programs (Progress Reporting). (PDF)
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UPDATED DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Preschool Least Restrictive Environments (January 9, 2017)

Provides updated guidance on preschool least restrictive environments (LRE) and addresses: key statutory and regulatory requirements; preschool placement options; reporting... Read More

Updated Dear Colleague Letter on Preschool Least Restrictive Environments.
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POLICY LETTER: January 2, 2017 to Anonymous

TOPIC: Due Process Hearings—state education agency (SEA) as a party

January 2, 2017 to Anonymous—Due Process Hearings—state education agency (SEA) as a party
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2016

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER with the Office for Civil Rights on Charter Schools (December 28, 2016 )

Topic Areas: Charter School
Students with disabilities who are enrolled in public charter schools, like students with disabilities enrolled in other public elementary or... Read More

Dear Colleague Letter with the Office for Civil Rights on Charter Schools. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: December 27, 2016 to Rochelle Marcus

TOPIC: Procedural Safeguards—Communication with Attorneys

Procedural Safeguards—Communication with Attorneys
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POLICY LETTER: December 27, 2016 to John Copenhaver

TOPIC: State Advisory Panel

State Advisory Panel
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POLICY LETTER: December 27, 2016 to Ellen Chambers

TOPIC: Parentally-Placed Private School Children

Parentally-Placed Private School Children
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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (December 27, 2016)

This guidance provides charter schools, states, state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), other public agencies, parents, and other... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about the Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: October 22, 2016 to Jennifer Carroll

TOPIC: Independent Educational Evaluations

POLICY LETTER: October 22, 2016 to Jennifer Carroll on Independent Educational Evaluations (PDF)
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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions on Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality (October 20, 2016)

The purpose of this FAQ is to assist early childhood programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) with addressing privacy and confidentiality... Read More

FAQ on Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality. October 2016. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 23, 2016 to Nisha Kashyap

TOPIC: Access to Records

POLICY LETTER: September 23, 2016 to Nisha Kashyap on Access to Records. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: August 23, 2016 to Martha Goodman

TOPIC: Children with Disabilities Placed in Private Schools by their Parents and Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)

POLICY LETTER: August 23, 2016 to Martha Goodman on Children with Disabilities Placed in Private Schools by their Parents and Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS). (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: August 18, 2016 to Regina Skyer

TOPIC: Part C Evaluations

POLICY LETTER: August 18, 2016 to Regina Skyer on Part C Evaluations. (PDF)
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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER Regarding Education of Children with Disabilities Attending Public Virtual Schools (August 5, 2016)

Addresses the requirement for state educational agencies and local educational agencies to ensure the provision of a free appropriate public... Read More

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Education of Children with Disabilities Attending Public Virtual Schools
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POLICY LETTER: August 4, 2016 to Michael J. Eig

TOPIC: Due Process Hearings

Due Process Hearings
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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Supporting Behavior of Students with Disabilities (August 1, 2016)

Emphasizes the requirement that schools provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities who need them. It also clarifies that... Read More

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities (PDF)
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OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities—Summary for Stakeholders. (PDF)
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Know Your Rights in Charter Schools (August 1, 2016)

This document is designed to help parents, students, and the charter school community better understand the rights of students with... Read More

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OCR Dear Colleague Letter (July 26, 2016)

TOPIC: Obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with equal educational opportunity under section 504 of the Rehabilitation... Read More

OCR Dear Colleague Letter (July 26, 2016)
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IEP Translation—Communication from OSEP (June 14, 2016)

This document is designed to help parents, students, and the charter school community better understand the rights of students with... Read More

OSEP Communication: IEP Translation. June 14, 2016. (PDF)
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Attachment: Statement of Interest (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: May 9, 2016 to Martha Goodman

TOPIC: Extended Part C Option (34 CFR §303.211)

Extended Part C Option (34 CFR §303.211)
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OSEP Memo 16-07—Response to Intervention (RTI) and Preschool Services (April 29, 2016)

Response to Intervention (RTI) and Preschool Services
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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Children with Disabilities Residing in Nursing Homes (April 26, 2016)

Addresses the responsibilities of states, school districts, and other public agencies in addressing the special educational needs of children with... Read More

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Children with Disabilities Residing in Nursing Homes
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POLICY LETTER: April 25, 2016 to Kelli Unnerstall

TOPIC: Evaluation, Specific Learning Disability

Evaluation, Specific Learning Disability
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POLICY LETTER: March 3, 2016 to Anonymous

TOPIC: IEP Development, Review and Revision, Placement, and Hearing Decisions

IEP Development, Review and Revision, Placement, and Hearing Decisions
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POLICY LETTER: February 17, 2016 to David Andel

TOPIC: IEP Team

IEP Team
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POLICY LETTER: February 9, 2016 to John D. Copenhaver

TOPIC: State advisory panels

State advisory panels
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POLICY LETTER: January 19, 2016 to Diana Savit

TOPIC: IEP Team Meetings and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)

IEP Team Meetings and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)
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2015

POLICY LETTER: December 13, 2015 to Colleen A. Snyder

TOPIC: Due process hearings

Due process hearings
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POLICY LETTER: December 9, 2015 to Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC: Due process hearings Attachments provided to OSEP from the Office of General Council (OGC): G.L.; Mr. G.L., Mrs. E.L., in... Read More

Due process hearings
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G.L.; Mr. G.L., Mrs. E.L., in their own right v. Ligonier Valley School District Authority, Appellant
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G.L., Mr. G.L., Mrs. E.L. v. Ligonier Valley School District Authority, No. 14-1387, Amicus Curiae Letter Brief
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POLICY LETTER: November 23, 2015 to Julie J. Weatherly

TOPIC: Destruction of information

Destruction of information
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POLICY LETTER: November 23, 2015 to Michael Lovato

TOPIC: Maintenance of effort (MOE)

Maintenance of effort (MOE)
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POLICY LETTER: November 23, 2015 to Michael I. Inzelbuch

TOPIC: Proportionate share / equitable services

Proportionate share / equitable services
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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) (November 16, 2015)

Clarifies that individualized education programs (IEP) for children with disabilities must be aligned with state academic content standards for the... Read More

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on IDEA/IEP Terms (October 23, 2015)

A policy guidance on IDEA/IEP terms to clarify that there is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the... Read More

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on IDEA/IEP Terms
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POLICY LETTER: September 18, 2015 to Marcie Lipsitt

TOPIC: State complaints

State complaints
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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER to SEAs Regarding Oversight of Federal Funds to Charter Schools (September 28, 2015)

A Dear Colleague Letter to state educational agencies (SEAs) that offers guidance and federal resources on appropriate and effective oversight... Read More

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter to SEAs Regarding Oversight of Federal Funds to Charter Schools. September 28, 2015 (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 16, 2015 to Matthew D. Cohen

TOPIC: Due process hearings.

Due process hearings
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POLICY STATEMENT: Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs (September 18, 2015)

This policy statement, released jointly by the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, states that all young children with... Read More

Joint ED & HHS Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs. Full Statement. September 14, 2015. (PDF)
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ED & HHS Joint Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs -- Executive Summary. September 14, 2015 (PDF)
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Letter by Secretaries Duncan and Burwell on Inclusion in Early Learning Programs. September 18, 2015 (PDF)
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Q&A Regarding Inclusion of English Learners with Disabilities in English Language Proficiency Assessments and Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (August 3, 2015)

This guidance document is on the inclusion of English Learners (ELs) with disabilities in English language proficiency (ELP) assessments under... Read More

July 2015 Addendum (PDF)
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July 2014 Cover Letter (Word)
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July 2014 Q&A (Word)
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Q&A Regarding Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) (July 27, 2015)

On July 27, 2015, OSEP issued Memorandum 15-10 that provides a question and answer document (Q&A) on the final local educational agency (LEA)... Read More

Q&A Regarding Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) (MS Word)
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Q&A Regarding Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) (PDF)
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Q&A: OSEP Memo 15-10 Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Questions and Answers (July 27, 2015)

OSEP Memo 15-10 Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Questions and Answers
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POLICY LETTER: July 16, 2015 to Mark McWilliams

TOPIC: State complaints

State complaints
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POLICY LETTER: July 6, 2015 to Edward Sarzynski

TOPIC: Parentally Placed Private School Children with Disabilities

Parentally Placed Private School Children with Disabilities
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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Speech and Language Services for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (July 6, 2015)

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Speech and Language Services for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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POLICY LETTER: May 19, 2015 to Heather S. Deaton

TOPIC: State Identification and Correction of Noncompliance

State Identification and Correction of Noncompliance
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OSEP Memo 15-08 Letter to Delisle: Children with disabilities with high cognition (April 17, 2015)

OSEP Memo 15-08 Letter to Delisle: Children with disabilities with high cognition
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OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Use of Due Process Procedures After a Parent Has Filed a State Complaint

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Use of Due Process Procedures After a Parent Has Filed a State Complaint
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POLICY LETTER: February 23, 2015 to Debbie Baus

TOPIC: Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)

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POLICY LETTER: January 7, 2015 to Margaret O’Sullivan Kane

TOPIC: Due Process Hearings

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2014

OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities (December 5, 2014)

Clarifying state and public agency obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to ensure the provision of a free and appropriate... Read More

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities. December 5, 2014. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: November 12, 2014 to Michelle Kotler

TOPIC: Eligibility Criteria | Letter to Michelle Kotler regarding the criteria used by some states to identify children with “visual impairments or blindness,”... Read More

POLICY LETTER: Michelle Kotler regarding the criteria used by some states to identify children with “visual impairments or blindness,” as that term is defined under Part B of IDEA. November 12, 2014. (MS Word)
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POLICY LETTER: Michelle Kotler regarding the criteria used by some states to identify children with “visual impairments or blindness,” as that term is defined under Part B of IDEA. November 12, 2014. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: November 12, 2014 to Tracy Blodgett

TOPIC: Reevaluations

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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Meeting the Communication Needs of Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities (November 12, 2014)

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Fact Sheet
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Frequently Asked Questions
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POLICY LETTER: November 3, 2014 to Atlee Reilly

TOPIC: State Complaints

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POLICY LETTER: September 29, 2014 to Sam Sutton and David Rubel

TOPIC: Parentally-placed Private School Students

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POLICY LETTER: July 10, 2014 to Kim Wedel

TOPIC: Part C finance

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OSEP LETTER to CSSOs on School Lunch Program (June 11, 2014)

OSEP Letter to CSSOs on School Lunch Program
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POLICY LETTER: June 2, 2014 to Mark W. Voigt

TOPIC: Due Process Hearing Decision Implementation Timelines

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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER to CSSOs on LEA MOE (March 13, 2014) RESCINDED

Rescinded Oct. 2017

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POLICY LETTER: February 10, 2014 to Diana M. Savit, Esq.

TOPIC: Observation and Recording Meetings

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POLICY LETTER: February 7, 2014 to Gene Lenz

TOPIC: Progress Reports

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2013

POLICY LETTER: December 20, 2013 to Dr. Jim Delisle

TOPIC: Twice Exceptional

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POLICY LETTER: November 26, 2013 to William J. Casey, Esq.

TOPIC: Reimbursement for PPPSS

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POLICY LETTER: November 25, 2013 to Guy M. McBride, Ph.D.

TOPIC: LD Criteria

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POLICY LETTER: November 5, 2013 to Buckley Hugo

TOPIC: LD Criteria

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POLICY LETTER: October 23, 2013 to Luke E. Kelly

TOPIC: APE

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POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2013 to Jan Breton

TOPIC: Parent Participation-IEP Meeting

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POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2013 to Marilyn Arons

TOPIC: Central Director

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POLICY LETTER: September 10, 2013 to Dr. Perry Zirkel

TOPIC: RTI

POLICY LETTER: September 10, 2013 to Dr. Perry Zirkel (MS Word)
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POLICY LETTER: September 10, 2013 to Dr. Perry Zirkel (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 5, 2013 to Vicky McKinney

TOPIC: Medicaid

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POLICY LETTER: September 3, 2013 to W. Kelly Dude

TOPIC: Transition

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POLICY LETTER: August 1, 2013 to Michael I. Inzelbuch

TOPIC: Evaluation

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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Bullying (August 20, 2013)

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OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Bullying (PDF)
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Enclosure (MS Word)
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POLICY LETTER: August 5, 2013 to Diana Bowman

TOPIC: Homeless Children with Disabilities

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POLICY LETTER: July 31, 2013 to Garth Tymeson

TOPIC: Applicability of Physical Education for Preschool Children with Disabilities

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OSEP Memo and Q&A on Dispute Resolution (July 23, 2013)

OSERS issued this Q&A document to provide parents, parent training and information centers, school personnel, state educational agencies (SEAs), local... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: July 19, 2013 to Maureen Greer

TOPIC: Questions and Answers Part C Provisions

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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Education for Highly Mobile Children (July 19, 2013)

Topic Area: Extended School Year, ESY

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POLICY LETTER: June 19, 2013 to Dear Colleague

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs

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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Braille (June 19, 2013)

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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Model Notice, Public Insurance (June 11, 2013)

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POLICY LETTER: May 21, 2013 to Christopher Northrop

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs

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POLICY LETTER: May 8, 2013 to Charlcie Flinn

TOPIC: Confidentiality of Records

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POLICY LETTER: April 18, 2013 to Marsha Johnson

TOPIC: Natural Environments

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POLICY LETTER: April 2, 2013 to Glenna Gallo

TOPIC: Discipline Procedures

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POLICY LETTER: March 27, 2013 to Amy Maisterra

TOPIC: Clerc Center at Galludet University

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POLICY LETTER: March 27, 2013 to William Casey

TOPIC: Due Process Complaint

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POLICY LETTER: March 27, 2013 to K. Dean Shatley

TOPIC: Surrogate Parents

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REGULATIONS: Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance (March 18, 2013)

The Department issued Final Regulations related to parental consent for the use of public benefits or insurance (e.g., Medicaid) to pay for... Read More

Rescinded Oct. 2017 One-page Summary—Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance (Word)
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Rescinded Oct. 2017 One-page Summary—Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance (PDF)
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Q&A—Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance (Word)
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POLICY LETTER: March 7, 2013 to Troy Couillard

TOPIC: Use of Federal Funds

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POLICY LETTER: February 4, 2013 to Dr. George V. Corwell

TOPIC: Children in Private Schools

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POLICY LETTER: January 30, 2013 to Carol Hokenson

TOPIC: Use of Federal Funds

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2012

POLICY LETTER: December 7, 2012 to Carmela N. Edmunds

TOPIC: Procedural Safeguards

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POLICY LETTER: December 5, 2012 to Tomas Ramirez III

TOPIC: Manifestation Determination Hearing

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POLICY LETTER: December 4, 2012 to David Anderson

TOPIC: LRE

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POLICY LETTER: December 4, 2012 to David Anderson (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: November 30, 2012 to Judith A. Gran and Catherine Merino Reisman

TOPIC: Impartial Due Process Hearing

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POLICY LETTER: November 20, 2012 to Pat Geary and James P. DeLorenzo

TOPIC: Evaluation Timelines

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POLICY LETTER: November 14, 2012 to Dr. Rick Dale

TOPIC: Use of Federal Funds

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POLICY LETTER: November 7, 2012 to Michael L. Boswell, Esq.

TOPIC: Children in Private Schools

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POLICY LETTER: November 7, 2012 to Dorene J. Philpot

TOPIC: Impartial Due Process

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POLICY LETTER: October 18, 2012 to Steven L. Goldstein, Esq.

TOPIC: Maintenance of Current Educational Placement

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POLICY LETTER: September 7, 2012 to Albert Gonzales

TOPIC: LEA MOE

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POLICY LETTER: September 6, 2012 to Arthur Ackerhalt

TOPIC: Related Services Start

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POLICY LETTER: August 20, 2012 to Gwen Moore

TOPIC: MOE

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POLICY LETTER: August 20, 2012 to Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations

TOPIC: MOE

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POLICY LETTER: August 20, 2012 to Stephanie Petska

TOPIC: MOE

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POLICY LETTER: August 9, 2012 to Paula Walker

TOPIC: Impartial Due Process Hearings

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POLICY LETTER: August 8, 2012 to Alex P. Apostle

TOPIC: Children in Private Schools

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POLICY LETTER: July 13, 2012 to Patty Murray

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs

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POLICY LETTER: June 26, 2012 to U.S. Congresswoman Lynn C. Woolsey

TOPIC: Federal and State Monitoring

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POLICY LETTER: June 22, 2012 to Disability Rights Wisconsin Managing Attorney Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick

TOPIC: Least Restrictive Environment

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POLICY LETTER: June 22, 2012 to Virginia Department of Education Assistant Superintendent H. Douglas Cox

TOPIC: Discipline Procedures

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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Updated NIMAS Guidelines (June 22, 2012)

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POLICY LETTER: June 21, 2012 to Edward Sarzynski

TOPIC: Discipline Procedures

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POLICY LETTER: June 13, 2012 to East End Special Education Parents, Inc., President Kathleen Chamberlain

TOPIC: Children in Private Schools

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POLICY LETTER: June 6, 2012 to West Virginia attorney James Gerl

TOPIC: Revocation of Consent

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POLICY LETTER: May 9, 2012 to Special Education Advocate Ellen M. Chambers

TOPIC: Special Education and Related Services

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POLICY LETTER: April 26, 2012 to Family Soup Executive Director Cindy E. Chandler

TOPIC: Prior Written Notice

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POLICY LETTER: April 23, 2012 to Maryland attorney Michael J. Eig

TOPIC: Resolution Process

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POLICY LETTER: April 11, 2012 to Cumberland County Schools Exceptional Children’s Programs Executive Director Ruben A. Reyes

TOPIC: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations

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POLICY LETTER: April 10, 2012 to Little Cypress-Mauriceville Special Programs Director Robert H. Finch

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs for Transfer Students

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POLICY LETTER: April 10, 2012 to Little Cypress-Mauriceville Special Programs Director Robert H. Finch.

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs for Transfer Students

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POLICY LETTER: April 9, 2012 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations

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POLICY LETTER: April 4, 2012 to Center for Law and Education co-director Kathleen Boundy

TOPIC: Maintenance of Effort

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POLICY LETTER: March 28, 2012 to Individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC: State Residency Requirements

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POLICY LETTER: March 7, 2012 to an individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC: Individualized Education Plan

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POLICY LETTER: February 29, 2012 to Philip Ferrara

TOPIC: Initial Evaluations

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POLICY LETTER: February 29, 2012 to Dear Colleagues

TOPIC: Free Appropriate Public Education

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OSEP DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER on Preschool (LRE) (February 29, 2012) RESCINDED

Rescinded Oct. 2017

Rescinded Oct. 2017 OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Preschool (LRE)
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POLICY LETTER: February 16, 2012 to Brenda Cassellius

TOPIC: Impartial Due Process Hearings

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POLICY LETTER: February 9, 2012 to Amy Goetz and Atlee Reilly

TOPIC: Impartial Due Process Hearings

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2011

POLICY LETTER: December 19, 2011 to Denise Koscielniak

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs

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POLICY LETTER: December 6, 2011 to Susan Luger Associates

TOPIC: Children in Private Schools

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POLICY LETTER: December 2, 2011 to Patricia Pierce

TOPIC: Graduation

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POLICY LETTER: September 30, 2011 to Ronald Stern

TOPIC: Least Restrictive Environment

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POLICY LETTER: September 26, 2011 to H. Douglas Cox

TOPIC: Individualized Education Programs

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POLICY LETTER: September 6, 2011 to Ronald Caplan

TOPIC: Surrogate Parents

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Creating Equitable Opportunities for Children and Youth with Disabilities to Access Physical Education and Extracurricular Athletics (August 25, 2011)

A report released in 2010 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), GAO-10-519, revealed that, despite legislation obligating states and... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: June 16, 2011 to National Association of State Directors of Special Education Executive Director Bill East

TOPIC: Use of Federal Funds

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POLICY LETTER: May 26, 2011 to East End Special Education Parents President Kathleen Chamberlain

TOPIC: Children in Private Schools

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POLICY LETTER: May 5, 2011 to Michael Willden

TOPIC: Nonsupplanting

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POLICY LETTER: May 4, 2011 to Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Robert Moser and Chief Fiscal Officer Pat Kuester

TOPIC: Nonsupplanting

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POLICY LETTER: April 25, 2011 to Center for Education Advocacy, Inc. Director Lilly Rangel-Diaz

TOPIC: Individualized Education Plan Team

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POLICY LETTER: March 7, 2011 to Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey Executive Co-Director Diana Autin

TOPIC: Least Restrictive Environment

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POLICY LETTER: March 2, 2011 to District of Columbia Acting State Superintendent of Education Hosanna Mahaley

TOPIC: General Supervisory Authority

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POLICY LETTER: February 10, 2011 to non-attorney advocate Amber Mintz

TOPIC: Evaluations, Parental Consent and Reevaluations

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POLICY LETTER: February 9, 2011 to Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association President Brad Hutton and National Association of State Directors of Special Education Director Bill East

TOPIC: Early Childhood Transition

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POLICY LETTER: January 24, 2011 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC: Individualized Education Plan

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MEMO: OSEP Memo 11-07 Response to Intervention (RTI) (January 21, 2011)

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POLICY LETTER: January 19, 2011 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC: Independent Educational Evaluations

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POLICY LETTER: January 6, 2011 to Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Special Education Section Director Douglas Gill

TOPIC: Use of Federal Funds

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POLICY LETTER: January 6, 2011 to Lehigh University Professor of Education and Law Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC: Evaluations, Parental Consent and Reevaluations

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POLICY LETTER: January 5, 2011 to Texas West Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Jan Hungate

TOPIC: Least Restrictive Environment

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POLICY LETTER: January 5, 2011 New York State Education Department Associate Commissioner Rebecca Cort

TOPIC: Children in Private Schools

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2010

POLICY LETTER: December 16, 2010 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

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MEMO: OSEP Memo 11-06 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Monitoring Announcement (December 6, 2010) RESCINDED

Rescinded Oct. 2017 TOPIC ADDRESSED: Notification of new OSEP monitoring activities of funds provided through the Individuals with Disabilities Education... Read More

Rescinded Oct. 2017 OSEP Memo 11-06 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Monitoring Announcement Memo (MS Word)
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POLICY LETTER: November 10, 2010 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearings SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: October 28, 2010 to Maryland attorney Matthew Scott Weiner

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Finality of Due Process Hearing Decisions SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

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POLICY LETTERS: October 26, 2010 to Colleagues from the Office for Civil Rights

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Harassment and Bullying SECTION OF IDEA: Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA but May be of Interest... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: October 20, 2010 to District of Columbia Acting State Superintendent of Education Beth H. Colleye

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Finality of Due Process Hearing Decisions SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

POLICY LETTER: October 20, 2010 to District of Columbia Acting State Superintendent of Education Beth H. Colleye MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: October 13, 2010 to Florida Department of Health Early Steps Program Part C Coordinator Lynne Marie Price

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Access to Records SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 639—Procedural Safeguards

POLICY LETTER: October 13, 2010 to Florida Department of Health Early Steps Program Part C Coordinator Lynne Marie Price MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: October 13, 2010 to Florida Department of Health Early Steps Program Part C Coordinator Lynne Marie Price PDF
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POLICY LETTER: October 4, 2010 to School Law Center, LLC attorneys Amy Goetz and Atlee Reilly

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearings SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

POLICY LETTER: October 4, 2010 to School Law Center, LLC attorneys Amy Goetz and Atlee Reilly MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: September 16, 2010 to Florida Infants and Young Children Executive Director Pat Grosz

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Performance Plans SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 616—Monitoring, Technical... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 16, 2010 to Florida Infants and Young Children Executive Director Pat Grosz MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 31, 2010 to Kansas State Department of Education Attorney Mark Ward

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Revocation of Consent SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 31, 2010 to Kansas State Department of Education Attorney Mark Ward MS Word
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Q&A on the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) (August 25, 2010)

OSERS issues this Q&A document to provide states, state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and other interested parties... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: August 23, 2010 to Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf, Inc. President Edward H. Bosso, Jr.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Least Restrictive Environment SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

POLICY LETTER: August 23, 2010 to Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf, Inc. President Edward H. Bosso, Jr. MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 23, 2010 to Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf, Inc. President Edward H. Bosso, Jr. PDF
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POLICY LETTER: August 13, 2010 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

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POLICY LETTER: August 5, 2010 to Little Cypress-Mauriceville Director of Special Programs Dr. Robert H. Finch

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: August 5, 2010 to Missouri Division of Special Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins-Lieberman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Prior Written Notice SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

POLICY LETTER: August 5, 2010 to Missouri Division of Special Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins-Lieberman MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: July 13, 2010 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Mediation and Resolution Agreements SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: June 30, 2010 to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Division of Special Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins-Lieberman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of State Financial Support SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: June 30, 2010 to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Division of Special Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins-Lieberman MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: June 30, 2010 to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Division of Special Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins-Lieberman PDF
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POLICY LETTER: June 28, 2010 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Effort SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 613—Local Educational... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: June 14, 2010 to National Association of State Directors of Special Education Executive Director Bill East

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POLICY LETTER: June 09, 2010 to Maryland attorney Eric Brousaides, Esq.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities;... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: June 3, 2010 to Missouri attorney Deborah S. Johnson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: June 2, 2010 to Head Start/Hilton Foundation Training Program SpecialQuest Birth-Five Director Linda Brekken

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: June 2, 2010 to Head Start/Hilton Foundation Training Program SpecialQuest Birth-Five Director Linda Brekken MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: June 2, 2010 to Head Start/Hilton Foundation Training Program SpecialQuest Birth-Five Director Linda Brekken PDF
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POLICY LETTER: June 1, 2010 to Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services official John Andrejack

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Federal Funds SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 613—Local... Read More

POLICY LETTER: June 1, 2010 to Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services official John Andrejack MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: June 1, 2010 to Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services official John Andrejack PDF
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POLICY LETTER: May 14, 2010 to New York State Education Department Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities Deputy Commissioner Rebecca Cort

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

POLICY LETTER: May 14, 2010 to New York State Education Department Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities Deputy Commissioner Rebecca Cort MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: May 14, 2010 to New York State Education Department Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities Deputy Commissioner Rebecca Cort PDF
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POLICY LETTER: May 5, 2010 to Maryland attorney Jerrold Miller, Esq.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children in Private Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2010 to American Association of School Administrators Deputy Executive Director Bruce Hunter

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of State Financial Support SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2010 to American Association of School Administrators Deputy Executive Director Bruce Hunter MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2010 to American Association of School Administrators Deputy Executive Director Bruce Hunter PDF
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POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2010 to Alabama attorney James Irby

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2010 to Florida Department of Health Early Steps Bureau Chief Janice M. Kane

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Family Service Plan SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636 – Individualized Family... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2010 to Florida Department of Health Early Steps Bureau Chief Janice M. Kane MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2010 to Alabama attorney James Irby

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearing SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: February 2, 2010 to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Assistant Attorney Mary C. Lawson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearing SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 2, 2010 to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Assistant Attorney Mary C. Lawson MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: February 2, 2010 to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Assistant Attorney Mary C. Lawson PDF
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POLICY LETTER: January 27, 2010 to New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association School Affairs Chair Sue A. Goldman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Personnel Qualifications SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

POLICY LETTER: January 27, 2010 to New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association School Affairs Chair Sue A. Goldman MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: January 27, 2010 to New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association School Affairs Chair Sue A. Goldman PDF
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POLICY LETTER: January 26, 2010 to National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities representative Nancy R. Weiss

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Seclusion and Restraints SECTION OF IDEA: “Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA but May be of... Read More

POLICY LETTER: January 26, 2010 to National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities representative Nancy R. Weiss MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: January 26, 2010 to National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities representative Nancy R. Weiss PDF
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POLICY LETTER: January 13, 2010 to an individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluation Procedures SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations,... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: January 7, 2010 to educational advocate Dorothy M. Richards

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: January 7, 2010 to Texas attorney Nona Matthews

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: January 4, 2010 to an individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

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2009

POLICY LETTER: December 8, 2009 to Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Representative George Miller, and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Seclusion and Restraints | SECTION OF IDEA: “Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA but May be... Read More

December 8, 2009 to Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Representative George Miller, and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (MS Word)
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POLICY LETTER: December 8, 2009 to New York Attorney Lawrence Weinberg

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children in Private Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities Section... Read More

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MEMO: OSEP Memo 10-05 Maintenance of State Financial Support under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (December 2, 2009)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of State Financial Support under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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POLICY LETTER: December 2, 2009 to Chief State School Officers and State Directors of Special Education

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of State Financial Support | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities... Read More

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POLICY LETTER: November 13, 2009 to California Early Start Part C Coordinator Rick Ingraham

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 639—Procedural Safeguards

November 13, 2009 to California Early Start Part C Coordinator Rick Ingraham (MS Word)
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POLICY LETTER: November 13, 2009 to Iowa Department of Education Chief Lana Michelson and Legal Consultant Thomas A. Mayes

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Effort | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 613—Local... Read More

November 13, 2009 to Iowa Department of Education Chief Lana Michelson and Legal Consultant Thomas A. Mayes (MS Word)
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POLICY LETTER: November 13, 2009 to Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Richard M. Burr, Senator Tom Colburn, Senator Michael B. Enzi, Senator Judd Gregg, Senator Orrin G. Hatch, and Senator Jonny Isakson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Administration | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 611—Authorizations; Allotment;... Read More

November 13, 2009 to Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Richard M. Burr, Senator Tom Colburn, Senator Michael B. Enzi, Senator Judd Gregg, Senator Orrin G. Hatch, and Senator Jonny Isakson (MS Word)
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November 13, 2009 to Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Richard M. Burr, Senator Tom Colburn, Senator Michael B. Enzi, Senator Judd Gregg, Senator Orrin G. Hatch, and Senator Jonny Isakson (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: October 30, 2009 to Montana Office of Public Instruction Director of Special Education Tim Harris

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Determinations on the Performance of each Local Educational Agency | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

October 30, 2009 to Montana Office of Public Instruction Director of Special Education Tim Harris (MS Word)
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October 30, 2009 to Montana Office of Public Instruction Director of Special Education Tim Harris (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: October 29, 2009 to Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut Board of Directors Secretary Diane Willcuts

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Effort | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 613—Local... Read More

October 29, 2009 to Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut Board of Directors Secretary Diane Willcuts (MS Word)
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October 29, 2009 to Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut Board of Directors Secretary Diane Willcuts (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: October 27, 2009 to National Association of Private Special Education Centers Executive Director and CEO Sherry L. Kolbe

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

October 27, 2009 to National Association of Private Special Education Centers Executive Director and CEO Sherry L. Kolbe (MS Word)
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October 27, 2009 to National Association of Private Special Education Centers Executive Director and CEO Sherry L. Kolbe (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: October 21, 2009 to Chief State School Officers and State Directors of Special Education

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Determinations on the Performance of each Local Educational Agency | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 25, 2009 to Impartial Hearing Officer Sinai Halberstam

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children in Private Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

September 25, 2009 to Impartial Hearing Officer Sinai Halberstam (MS Word)
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September 25, 2009 to Impartial Hearing Officer Sinai Halberstam (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 25, 2009 to Fiscal and Policy Advisor for Greater California Special Education Fiscal Support Alliance J. Sarge Kennedy

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Federal Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

September 25, 2009 to Fiscal and Policy Advisor for Greater California Special Education Fiscal Support Alliance J. Sarge Kennedy (MS Word)
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September 25, 2009 to Fiscal and Policy Advisor for Greater California Special Education Fiscal Support Alliance J. Sarge Kennedy (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 23, 2009 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation in Assessments | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

September 23, 2009 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson (MS Word)
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September 23, 2009 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: August 25, 2009 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation in Assessments | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

August 25, 2009 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
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August 25, 2009 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: August 24, 2009 to New York Attorney Tara Moffett

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

August 24, 2009 to New York Attorney Tara Moffett (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 24, 2009 to New York Attorney Tara Moffett (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 21, 2009 to Virginia Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services H. Douglas Cox

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Revocation of Consent | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

August 21, 2009 to Virginia Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services H. Douglas Cox (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 21, 2009 to Virginia Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services H. Douglas Cox (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 21, 2009 to Maryland Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services Carol Ann Heath

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

August 21, 2009 to Maryland Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services Carol Ann Heath (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 21, 2009 to Maryland Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services Carol Ann Heath (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 21, 2009 to New Jersey attorney Rotimi Owoh

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Discipline Procedures | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

August 21, 2009 to New Jersey attorney Rotimi Owoh (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 21, 2009 to New Jersey attorney Rotimi Owoh (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 31, 2009 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Seclusion and Restraints | SECTION OF IDEA: This letter does not interpret IDEA but may be of interest... Read More

July 31, 2009 to Chief State School Officers (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 31, 2009 to Chief State School Officers (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 30, 2009 to Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Supervisory Education Specialist Gloria J. Yepa

TOPIC ADDRESSED:Use of Amounts by Secretary of the Interior | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children... Read More

June 30, 2009 to Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Supervisory Education Specialist Gloria J. Yepa (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 30, 2009 to Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Supervisory Education Specialist Gloria J. Yepa (PDF)
PDF

Q&A on Disproportionality (June 25, 2009)

This Q&A document provides parents, parent training and information centers, school personnel, SEAs, LEAs, advocacy organizations and other interested parties... Read More

Q&A on Disproportionality (MS Word)
MS WORD

Q&A on Disproportionality (PDF)
PDF

GUIDANCE: Discipline Procedures (June 2009)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: This Q&A document on discipline procedures provides parents, parent training and information centers, school personnel, state educational agencies... Read More

Policy Guidance on Discipline Procedures (MS Word)
MS WORD

Policy Guidance on Discipline Procedures (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 19, 2009 to New York Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention Director, Bradley Hutton

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 632—Definitions

June 19, 2009 to New York Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention Director, Bradley Hutton (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 19, 2009 to New York Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention Director, Bradley Hutton (PDF)
PDF

GUIDANCE: Procedural Safeguards and Due Process Procedures for Parents and Children with Disabilities (June 1, 2009) RESCINDED

Rescinded Oct. 2017 This Q&A document provides parents, parent training and information centers, school personnel, SEAs, LEAs, advocacy organizations and... Read More

Rescinded Oct. 2017 Q&A Procedural Safeguards and Due Process Procedures for Parents and Children with Disabilities MS Word
MS WORD

Rescinded Oct. 2017 Procedural Safeguards and Due Process Procedures for Parents and Children with Disabilities PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 7, 2009 to Chula Vista Elementary School District Union Representative Johncarlos Torres

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities... Read More

April 7, 2009 to Chula Vista Elementary School District Union Representative Johncarlos Torres (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 7, 2009 to Chula Vista Elementary School District Union Representative Johncarlos Torres (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 30, 2009 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Least Restrictive Environment | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

March 30, 2009 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 30, 2009 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 26, 2009 to Missouri Attorney Teri B. Goldman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children in Private Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities Section... Read More

March 26, 2009 to Missouri Attorney Teri B. Goldman (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 26, 2009 to Missouri Attorney Teri B. Goldman (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 13, 2009 to District of Columbia Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Subgrants to Local Educational Agencies | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities;... Read More

February 13, 2009 to District of Columbia Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 13, 2009 to District of Columbia Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 4, 2009 to Minnesota Department of Education Supervisor of the Division of Program Finance Carol Hokenson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Subgrants to Local Educational Agencies | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities... Read More

February 4, 2009 to Minnesota Department of Education Supervisor of the Division of Program Finance Carol Hokenson (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 4, 2009 to Minnesota Department of Education Supervisor of the Division of Program Finance Carol Hokenson (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 28, 2009 to Maryland Attorney Michael J. Eig

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children in Private Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section... Read More

January 28, 2009 to Maryland Attorney Michael J. Eig (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 28, 2009 to Maryland Attorney Michael J. Eig (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 28, 2009 to Rhode Island State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) Chairperson Dawn Wardyga

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Composition | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 641—State Interagency Coordinating... Read More

January 28, 2009 to Rhode Island State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) Chairperson Dawn Wardyga (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 28, 2009 to Rhode Island State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) Chairperson Dawn Wardyga (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 15, 2009 to Ohio Department of Education Chief Counsel Matthew J. DeTemple

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State-Level Activities | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment;... Read More

January 15, 2009 to Ohio Department of Education Chief Counsel Matthew J. DeTemple (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 15, 2009 to Ohio Department of Education Chief Counsel Matthew J. DeTemple (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 15, 2009 to Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell D. Chester

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearings | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section... Read More

January 15, 2009 to Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell D. Chester (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 15, 2009 to Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell D. Chester (PDF)
PDF


2008

POLICY LETTER: December 17, 2008 Dear Colleague Letter from former Deputy Secretary Ray Simon

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

December 17, 2008 Dear Colleague Letter from former Deputy Secretary Ray Simon (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 17, 2008 Dear Colleague Letter from former Deputy Secretary Ray Simon (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 15, 2008 to National Association of Private Special Education Centers Executive Director and CEO Sherry Kolbe

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Highly Qualified Teachers SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602 – Definitions

December 15, 2008 to National Association of Private Special Education Centers Executive Director and CEO Sherry Kolbe (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 15, 2008 to National Association of Private Special Education Centers Executive Director and CEO Sherry Kolbe (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 11, 2008 to Louisiana State Department of Education Acting Director of Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance Susan W. Batson

  TOPIC ADDRESSED: State-Level Activities SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment;... Read More

December 11, 2008 to Louisiana State Department of Education Acting Director of Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance Susan W. Batson (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 11, 2008 to Louisiana State Department of Education Acting Director of Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance Susan W. Batson (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 11, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

  TOPIC ADDRESSED: Due Process Complaints SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

December 11, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 11, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 11, 2008 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

December 11, 2008 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 11, 2008 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 17, 2008 to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania attorney Jeffrey F. Champagne

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Parental Consent | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

November 17, 2008 to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania attorney Jeffrey F. Champagne (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 17, 2008 to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania attorney Jeffrey F. Champagne (PDF)
PDF

MEMO: OSEP Memo 09-02 Reporting on Correction of Noncompliance (October 17, 2008)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Reporting on Correction of Noncompliance in the Annual Performance Report Required under Sections 616 and 642 of the Individuals... Read More

OSEP Memo 09-02 Reporting on Correction of Noncompliance (MS Word)
MS WORD

OSEP Memo 09-02 Reporting on Correction of Noncompliance (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2008 to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins Lieberman

SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards )

August 15, 2008 to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins Lieberman (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 15, 2008 to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins Lieberman (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2008 to Kentucky School Boards Association Senior Attorney Teresa T. Combs

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Protections for Children not yet Eligible for Special Education and Related Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for... Read More

August 15, 2008 to Kentucky School Boards Association Senior Attorney Teresa T. Combs (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 15, 2008 to Kentucky School Boards Association Senior Attorney Teresa T. Combs (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 7, 2008 to Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Administrator Angela Jones

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

August 7, 2008 to Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Administrator Angela Jones (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 7, 2008 to Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Administrator Angela Jones (PDF)
PDF

MEMO: OSEP Memo 08-09 Coordinated Early Intervening Services (July 28, 2008)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) | SECTION OF... Read More

OSEP Memo 08-09 Coordinated Early Intervening Services (MS Word)
MS WORD

OSEP Memo 08-09 Coordinated Early Intervening Services (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 23, 2008 to Kinney Management Services, LLC representative Joseph Kinney

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Obligations Related to and Methods of Ensuring Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children... Read More

July 23, 2008 to Kinney Management Services, LLC representative Joseph Kinney (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 23, 2008 to Kinney Management Services, LLC representative Joseph Kinney (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 9, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

July 9, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 9, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 9, 2008 to The ARC of Pennsylvania Executive Director Stephen H. Suroviec

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

July 9, 2008 to The ARC of Pennsylvania Executive Director Stephen H. Suroviec (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 9, 2008 to The ARC of Pennsylvania Executive Director Stephen H. Suroviec (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 9, 2008 to Vermont Parent Information Center Lead Family Consultant Martha Frank

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Least Restrictive Environment SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

July 9, 2008 to Vermont Parent Information Center Lead Family Consultant Martha Frank (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 9, 2008 to Vermont Parent Information Center Lead Family Consultant Martha Frank (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 1, 2008 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

July 1, 2008 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 1, 2008 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 1, 2008 to Decatur, Georgia Attorney Jonathan A. Zimring

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

July 1, 2008 to Decatur, Georgia Attorney Jonathan A. Zimring (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 1, 2008 to Decatur, Georgia Attorney Jonathan A. Zimring (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 1, 2008 to District of Columbia State Superintendent of Education’s Early Care and Education Administration’s Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Division Program Manager Tracie Bullock Dickson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 632—Definitions

July 1, 2008 to District of Columbia State Superintendent of Education's Early Care and Education Administration's Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Division Program Manager Tracie Bullock Dickson (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 1, 2008 to District of Columbia State Superintendent of Education's Early Care and Education Administration's Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Division Program Manager Tracie Bullock Dickson (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 5, 2008 to Austin Independent School District General Counsel Ylise Janssen

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Student Discipline SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

June 5, 2008 to Austin Independent School District General Counsel Ylise Janssen (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 5, 2008 to Austin Independent School District General Counsel Ylise Janssen (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 3, 2008 to Michigan Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services Supervisor of Program Improvement Frances F. Loose

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Disproportionality | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 618—Program Information

June 3, 2008 to Michigan Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services Supervisor of Program Improvement Frances F. Loose (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 3, 2008 to Michigan Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services Supervisor of Program Improvement Frances F. Loose (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 3, 2008 to Indiana Attorney Joseph Daniel Thomas

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

June 3, 2008 to Indiana Attorney Joseph Daniel Thomas (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 3, 2008 to Indiana Attorney Joseph Daniel Thomas (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 3, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section... Read More

June 3, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 3, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: May 28, 2008 to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Director of Education and Regulatory Advocacy Catherine Clarke

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Personnel Qualifications SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

May 28, 2008 to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Director of Education and Regulatory Advocacy Catherine Clarke (MS Word)
MS WORD

May 28, 2008 to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Director of Education and Regulatory Advocacy Catherine Clarke (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: May 7, 2008 to Kinney Management Services, LLC Representative Joseph Kinney

TOPIC ADDRESSED:Obligations Related to and Methods of Ensuring Services | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children... Read More

May 7, 2008 to Kinney Management Services, LLC Representative Joseph Kinney (MS Word)
MS WORD

May 7, 2008 to Kinney Management Services, LLC Representative Joseph Kinney (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: May 6, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Special Education SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

May 6, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

May 6, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 22, 2008 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child Find SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

April 22, 2008 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 22, 2008 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 17, 2008 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director John Copenhaver

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Information SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

April 17, 2008 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director John Copenhaver (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 17, 2008 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director John Copenhaver (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 8, 2008 to Washington, DC Attorney Christine Plagata-Neubauer

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Federal Funds SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Use... Read More

April 8, 2008 to Washington, DC Attorney Christine Plagata-Neubauer (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 8, 2008 to Washington, DC Attorney Christine Plagata-Neubauer (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 8, 2008 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section... Read More

April 8, 2008 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 8, 2008 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 31, 2008 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

March 31, 2008 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 31, 2008 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 31, 2008 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted).

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

March 31, 2008 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 31, 2008 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF))
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 17, 2008 to Howard County Public School System Facilitator Ronald Caplan

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

March 17, 2008 to Howard County Public School System Facilitator Ronald Caplan (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 17, 2008 to Howard County Public School System Facilitator Ronald Caplan (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 17, 2008 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director John Copenhaver

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearing | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section... Read More

March 17, 2008 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director John Copenhaver (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 17, 2008 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director John Copenhaver (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 17, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children In Private Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

March 17, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)
MS WORD

March 17, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 11, 2008 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director John Copenhaver

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Advisory Panel SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

March 11, 2008 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director John Copenhaver (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 11, 2008 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director John Copenhaver (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 4, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

February 4, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 4, 2008 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 1, 2008 to Nevada Office of Special Education and Diversity Programs Director Frankie McCabe

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Disproportionality SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 618 - Program Information

February 1, 2008 to Nevada Office of Special Education and Diversity Programs Director Frankie McCabe (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 1, 2008 to Nevada Office of Special Education and Diversity Programs Director Frankie McCabe (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 1, 2008 to New Jersey Office of Special Education Programs Director Roberta Wohle

TOPIC ADDRESSED:Least Restrictive Environment SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

February 1, 2008 to New Jersey Office of Special Education Programs Director Roberta Wohle (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 1, 2008 to New Jersey Office of Special Education Programs Director Roberta Wohle (PDF)
PDF

GUIDANCE: Homeless Children with Disabilities (February 2008)

This Q&A document provides state and local educational officials, early intervention services providers and homeless assistance coordinators with information to... Read More

Q&A on Homeless Children with Disabilities MS Word
MS WORD

Q&A on Homeless Children with Disabilities PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 30, 2008 to New Mexico State Director of Special Education Denise Koscielniak

  TOPIC ADDRESSED: Access to Instructional Materials SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

January 30, 2008 to New Mexico State Director of Special Education Denise Koscielniak (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 30, 2008 to New Mexico State Director of Special Education Denise Koscielniak (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 25, 2008 to U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children In Private Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

January 25, 2008 to U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 25, 2008 to U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (MS Word)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 15, 2008 to Coalition of Learning Disabled CEO Allen Brumbaugh

 TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child With a Disability SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

January 15, 2008 to Coalition of Learning Disabled CEO Allen Brumbaugh (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 15, 2008 to Coalition of Learning Disabled CEO Allen Brumbaugh (PDF)
PDF


2007

POLICY LETTER December 26, 2007 to Dear Colleague

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Educational Placements | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May Be of... Read More

POLICY LETTER December 26, 2007 to Dear Colleague PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 21, 2007 to California Attorney Nancy J. LoDolce

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards Notice SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

POLICY LETTER: December 21, 2007 to California Attorney Nancy J. LoDolce MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: December 21, 2007 to California Attorney Nancy J. LoDolce PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 21, 2007 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson, Esq.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child Find SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

POLICY LETTER: December 21, 2007 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson, Esq. MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: December 21, 2007 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson, Esq. PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 20, 2007 to Indiana Department of Education Medicaid Liaison John Hill

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

POLICY LETTER: December 20, 2007 to Indiana Department of Education Medicaid Liaison John Hill MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: December 20, 2007 to Indiana Department of Education Medicaid Liaison John Hill PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 12, 2007 to Connecticut Attorney David Shaw

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearing SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural... Read More

POLICY LETTER: December 12, 2007 to Connecticut Attorney David Shaw MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: December 12, 2007 to Connecticut Attorney David Shaw PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 30, 2007 to Chapman Management Group member Tom Trigg

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Least Restrictive Environment SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

POLICY LETTER: November 30, 2007 to Chapman Management Group member Tom Trigg MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: November 30, 2007 to Chapman Management Group member Tom Trigg PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 30, 2007 to Texas Education Agency Special Programs Director Kathy Clayton

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards Notice SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

POLICY LETTER: November 30, 2007 to Texas Education Agency Special Programs Director Kathy Clayton MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: November 30, 2007 to Texas Education Agency Special Programs Director Kathy Clayton PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 28, 2007 to Connecticut Attorney Lawrence W. Berliner

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Complaint Resolution SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Section 635—Requirements for a Statewide System

POLICY LETTER: November 28, 2007 to Connecticut Attorney Lawrence W. Berliner MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: November 28, 2007 to Connecticut Attorney Lawrence W. Berliner PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 28, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child With a Disability SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

POLICY LETTER: November 28, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: November 28, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 14, 2007 to Virginia Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services H. Douglas Cox

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards Notice SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

POLICY LETTER: November 14, 2007 to Virginia Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services H. Douglas Cox MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: November 14, 2007 to Virginia Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services H. Douglas Cox PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 7, 2007 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director Dr. John Copenhaver

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Personnel Qualifications SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

POLICY LETTER: November 7, 2007 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director Dr. John Copenhaver MS Word
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: November 7, 2007 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director Dr. John Copenhaver PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 25, 2007 to Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities Education Team Manager Robert Jacobs

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Educational Placements TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearing SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children... Read More

POLICY LETTER: October 25, 2007 to Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities Education Team Manager Robert Jacobs MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: October 25, 2007 to Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities Education Team Manager Robert Jacobs PDF
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POLICY LETTER: October 22, 2007 to U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Prohibition on Mandatory Medication SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

POLICY LETTER: October 22, 2007 to U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: October 22, 2007 to U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe PDF
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POLICY LETTER: October 19, 2007 to Bowling Green State University Special Needs Assistant Brigitte Green-Churchwell

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: October 19, 2007 to Bowling Green State University Special Needs Assistant Brigitte Green-Churchwell MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: October 19, 2007 to Bowling Green State University Special Needs Assistant Brigitte Green-Churchwell PDF
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POLICY LETTER: October 19, 2007 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director Dr. John Copenhaver

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations, Parental Consent, and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: October 19, 2007 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director Dr. John Copenhaver MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: October 19, 2007 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director Dr. John Copenhaver PDF
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POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Content of Plan SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Section 636 - Individualized Family Service... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) PDF
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POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2007 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Co-Director Dr. Carol Massanari

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2007 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Co-Director Dr. Carol Massanari MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2007 to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Co-Director Dr. Carol Massanari PDF
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POLICY LETTER: September 11, 2007 to Puerto Rico Special Education Attorney Roberto Maldonado

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearing SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 11, 2007 to Puerto Rico Special Education Attorney Roberto Maldonado MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: September 11, 2007 to Puerto Rico Special Education Attorney Roberto Maldonado PDF
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POLICY LETTER: September 11, 2007 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... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 11, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: September 11, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) PDF
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POLICY LETTER: September 5, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Protections for Children Not Yet Eligible for Special Education and Related Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 5, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: September 5, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) PDF
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POLICY LETTER: September 5, 2007 to New York Attorney Edward J. Sarzynski

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 5, 2007 to New York Attorney Edward J. Sarzynski MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: September 5, 2007 to New York Attorney Edward J. Sarzynski PDF
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POLICY LETTER: September 4, 2007 to Linda Boswell, Conway, Arkansas Public Schools

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 4, 2007 to Linda Boswell, Conway, Arkansas Public Schools MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: September 4, 2007 to Linda Boswell, Conway, Arkansas Public Schools PDF
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POLICY LETTER: September 4, 2007 to Florida Early Steps Bureau Chief Janice M. Kane

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Content of Plan SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Section 636 - Individualized Family Service... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 4, 2007 to Florida Early Steps Bureau Chief Janice M. Kane MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: September 4, 2007 to Florida Early Steps Bureau Chief Janice M. Kane PDF
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POLICY LETTER: August 29, 2007 to Scarsdale, New York Public Schools Director of Special Education Dr. Michael Mendelson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents In Private Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 29, 2007 to Scarsdale, New York Public Schools Director of Special Education Dr. Michael Mendelson MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 29, 2007 to Scarsdale, New York Public Schools Director of Special Education Dr. Michael Mendelson PDF
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POLICY LETTER: August 24, 2007 to Disability Rights Advocate Pat Kelly

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 24, 2007 to Disability Rights Advocate Pat Kelly MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 24, 2007 to Disability Rights Advocate Pat Kelly PDF
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POLICY LETTER: August 22, 2007 to Trident Literacy Association Representative Suzy Arents

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 22, 2007 to Trident Literacy Association Representative Suzy Arents MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 22, 2007 to Trident Literacy Association Representative Suzy Arents PDF
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POLICY LETTER: August 22, 2007 to Arizona Director of Exceptional Student Services Colette Chapman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents In Private Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 22, 2007 to Arizona Director of Exceptional Student Services Colette Chapman MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 22, 2007 to Arizona Director of Exceptional Student Services Colette Chapman PDF
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POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Carlette Morris, New Zion, South Carolina Elementary School

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Carlette Morris, New Zion, South Carolina Elementary School MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Carlette Morris, New Zion, South Carolina Elementary School PDF
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POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel PDF
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POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals Director Richard E. Connelly

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearing SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals Director Richard E. Connelly MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals Director Richard E. Connelly PDF
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POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Kentucky School Boards Association Senior Attorney Teresa T. Combs

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Impartial Due Process Hearing SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Kentucky School Boards Association Senior Attorney Teresa T. Combs MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2007 to Kentucky School Boards Association Senior Attorney Teresa T. Combs PDF
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POLICY LETER: August 7, 2007 to U.S. Representative Bill Shuster

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

POLICY LETER: August 7, 2007 to U.S. Representative Bill Shuster MS Word
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POLICY LETER: August 7, 2007 to U.S. Representative Bill Shuster PDF
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POLICY LETTER: July 27, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: July 27, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: July 27, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) PDF
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POLICY LETTER: July 23, 2007 Rehabilitation Services Administration Information Memorandum RSA-IM-07-08

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Transition SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May Be of Interest to... Read More

POLICY LETTER: July 23, 2007 Rehabilitation Services Administration Information Memorandum RSA-IM-07-08 HTML

POLICY LETTER: July 19, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: July 19, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: July 19, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) PDF
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POLICY LETTER: June 14, 2007 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... Read More

POLICY LETTER: June 14, 2007 to Individual (personally identifiable information redacted) MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: June 14, 2007 to Individual (personally identifiable information redacted) PDF
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POLICY LETTER: June 14, 2007 to Louisiana Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance Director Dr. Susan A. Aysenne

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Reallocation of Funds SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment;... Read More

POLICY LETTER: June 14, 2007 to Louisiana Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance Director Dr. Susan A. Aysenne MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: June 14, 2007 to Louisiana Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance Director Dr. Susan A. Aysenne PDF
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POLICY LETTER: May 10, 2007 to U.S. Representative Doris O. Matsui

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: May 10, 2007 to U.S. Representative Doris O. Matsui MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: May 10, 2007 to U.S. Representative Doris O. Matsui PDF
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POLICY LETTER: May 7, 2007 to American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. President Dr. Tuck Tinsley

TOPIC ADDRESSED: National Instructional Materials Access Center SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: May 7, 2007 to American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. President Dr. Tuck Tinsley MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: May 7, 2007 to American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. President Dr. Tuck Tinsley PDF
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POLICY LETTER: May 3, 2007 OSEP Memorandum 07-10 RESCINDED

Rescinded Oct. 2017 TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Service SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

Rescinded Oct. 2017 POLICY LETTER: May 3, 2007 OSEP Memorandum 07-10 MS Word
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Rescinded Oct. 2017 POLICY LETTER: May 3, 2007 OSEP Memorandum 07-10 PDF
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MEMO: OSEP MEMO: 07-10 Interpretation of 34 CFR §300.154(d)(2)(iv)(A) (May 3, 2007)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Service | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

OSEP MEMO: 07-10 Interpretation of 34 CFR §300.154(d)(2)(iv)(A) (Word)
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OSEP MEMO: 07-10 Interpretation of 34 CFR §300.154(d)(2)(iv)(A) (PDF)
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MEMO: OSEP Memo 07-09 Disproportionality of Racial and Ethnic Groups in Special Education (April 24, 2007)

TOPIC ADDRESSED:Disproportionality | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

OSEP Memo 07-09 Disproportionality of Racial and Ethnic Groups in Special Education (Word)
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OSEP Memo 07-09 Disproportionality of Racial and Ethnic Groups in Special Education (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: April 12, 2007 to Community Alliance for Special Education Service Coordinator Paul S. Foreman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Current Educational Placement SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: April 12, 2007 to Community Alliance for Special Education Service Coordinator Paul S. Foreman MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: April 12, 2007 to Community Alliance for Special Education Service Coordinator Paul S. Foreman PDF
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POLICY LETTER: April 12, 2007 to North Carolina Exceptional Children Division Director Mary D. Watson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Current Educational Placement SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: April 12, 2007 to North Carolina Exceptional Children Division Director Mary D. Watson MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: April 12, 2007 to North Carolina Exceptional Children Division Director Mary D. Watson PDF
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POLICY LETTER: March 23, 2007 to Association of Educational Service Agencies Executive Director Brian L. Talbot

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children With Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents In Private Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

March 23, 2007 to Association of Educational Service Agencies Executive Director Brian L. Talbot (MS Word)
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March 23, 2007 to Association of Educational Service Agencies Executive Director Brian L. Talbot (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: March 23, 2007 to Association of Educational Services Agencies President Lee Warne

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children With Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents In Private Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 23, 2007 to Association of Educational Services Agencies President Lee Warne MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: March 23, 2007 to Association of Educational Services Agencies President Lee Warne PDF
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POLICY LETTER: March 16, 2007 to Dear Parent

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Transition to Postsecondary Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 16, 2007 to Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic President and CEO John Kelly

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Access to Instructional Materials SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 16, 2007 to Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic President and CEO John Kelly MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: March 16, 2007 to Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic President and CEO John Kelly PDF
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POLICY LETTER: March 16, 2007 to Dear Colleague

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Transition to Postsecondary Education SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May Be... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 16, 2007 to Dear Colleague HTML

POLICY LETTER: March 9, 2007 to Massachusetts Department of Education State Director of Special Education Marsha Mittnacht

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children With Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents In Private Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 9, 2007 to Massachusetts Department of Education State Director of Special Education Marsha Mittnacht MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: March 9, 2007 to Massachusetts Department of Education State Director of Special Education Marsha Mittnacht PDF
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POLICY LETTER: March 8, 2007 to University of Utah Professor Dixie Snow Huefner

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Discipline Procedures SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

POLICY LETTER: March 8, 2007 to University of Utah Professor Dixie Snow Huefner MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: March 8, 2007 to University of Utah Professor Dixie Snow Huefner PDF
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POLICY LETTER: March 8, 2007 to Indiana Department of Education Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman John D. Hill

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Service SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 8, 2007 to Indiana Department of Education Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman John D. Hill MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: March 8, 2007 to Indiana Department of Education Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman John D. Hill PDF
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POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2007 to Texas Governor Rick Perry

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Allocation Formula SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants And Toddlers With Disabilities Section 643 - Allocation of Funds

POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2007 to Texas Governor Rick Perry MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2007 to Texas Governor Rick Perry PDF
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POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2007 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2007 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2007 to Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel PDF
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POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2007 to Wyoming Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights Program Attorney Buck Gwyn

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2007 to Wyoming Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights Program Attorney Buck Gwyn MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2007 to Wyoming Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights Program Attorney Buck Gwyn PDF
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POLICY LETTER: March 1, 2007 to Harcourt Assessment Inc. Publisher Aurelio Prifitera

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 1, 2007 to Harcourt Assessment Inc. Publisher Aurelio Prifitera MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: March 1, 2007 to Harcourt Assessment Inc. Publisher Aurelio Prifitera PDF
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POLICY LETTER: February 9, 2007 to Washoe County, Nevada Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kris Christiansen

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Discipline Procedures SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

POLICY LETTER: February 9, 2007 to Washoe County, Nevada Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kris Christiansen MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: February 9, 2007 to Washoe County, Nevada Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kris Christiansen PDF
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POLICY LETTER: February 9, 2007 to Houston, Texas Independent School District Staff Member Carolyn Guess

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Service SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 9, 2007 to Houston, Texas Independent School District Staff Member Carolyn Guess MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: February 9, 2007 to Houston, Texas Independent School District Staff Member Carolyn Guess PDF
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POLICY LETTER: February 7, 2007 to Chief State School Officers

February 7, 2007 to Chief State School Officers. TOPIC ADDRESSED: Assessment and Accountability SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 7, 2007 to Chief State School Officers HTML

POLICY LETTER: February 6, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 6, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: February 6, 2007 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) PDF
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POLICY LETTER: February 2, 2007 to Pennsylvania Department of Education Staff Member Gerald L. Zahorchak

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Current Educational Placement SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 2, 2007 to Pennsylvania Department of Education Staff Member Gerald L. Zahorchak MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: February 2, 2007 to Pennsylvania Department of Education Staff Member Gerald L. Zahorchak PDF
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POLICY LETTER: January 23, 2007 to Volusia County, Florida Superintendent of Schools Margaret A. Smith

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Service SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

POLICY LETTER: January 23, 2007 to Volusia County, Florida Superintendent of Schools Margaret A. Smith MS Word
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POLICY LETTER: January 23, 2007 to Volusia County, Florida Superintendent of Schools Margaret A. Smith PDF
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2006

POLICY LETTER: December 22, 2006 to National Association of Public Health Systems Executive Director Mark Covall

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

December 22, 2006 to National Association of Public Health Systems Executive Director Mark Covall (MS Word)
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December 22, 2006 to National Association of Public Health Systems Executive Director Mark Covall (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: December 1, 2006 to U.S. Representative Christopher Smith

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children with Disabilities Enrolled by their Parents in Private Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

December 1, 2006 to U.S. Representative Christopher Smith (MS Word)
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December 1, 2006 to U.S. Representative Christopher Smith (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: November 20, 2006 to Washington, D.C. Attorney Leigh Manasevit

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Allotment | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use... Read More

November 20, 2006 to Washington, D.C. Attorney Leigh Manasevit. (MS Word)
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November 20, 2006 to Washington, D.C. Attorney Leigh Manasevit. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: November 3, 2006 to Iowa Bureau of Children, Family, and Community Services Chief Lana Michelson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Educational Placements | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

November 3, 2006 to Iowa Bureau of Children, Family, and Community Services Chief Lana Michelson (MS Word)
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November 3, 2006 to Iowa Bureau of Children, Family, and Community Services Chief Lana Michelson (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: October 19, 2006 to TASH Executive Director Barbara Trader

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

October 19, 2006 to TASH Executive Director Barbara Trader (MS Word)
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October 19, 2006 to TASH Executive Director Barbara Trader (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: October 19, 2006 to National Association of School Psychologists Executive Director Susan Gorin

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

October 19, 2006 to National Association of School Psychologists Executive Director Susan Gorin (MS Word)
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October 19, 2006 to National Association of School Psychologists Executive Director Susan Gorin (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 19, 2006 to U.S. Senator Judd Gregg

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Special Education and Related Services | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

September 19, 2006 to U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (MS Word)
MS WORD

September 19, 2006 to U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 5, 2006 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Highly Qualified Teachers | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May Be... Read More

POLICY LETTER: July 26, 2006 to Maryland State Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Carol Ann Baglin

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Effort | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

July 26, 2006 to Maryland State Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Carol Ann Baglin (MS Word)
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July 26, 2006 to Maryland State Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Carol Ann Baglin (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 11, 2006 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child With A Disability | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

July 11, 2006 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 11, 2006 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 22, 2006 to Louisiana Department of Education State Superintendent Cecil J. Picard

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

June 22, 2006 to Louisiana Department of Education State Superintendent Cecil J. Picard (MS Word)
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June 22, 2006 to Louisiana Department of Education State Superintendent Cecil J. Picard (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 6, 2006 to El Paso, Texas Attorney Luther Jones, Esq.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

June 6, 2006 to El Paso, Texas Attorney Luther Jones, Esq. (MS Word)
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June 6, 2006 to El Paso, Texas Attorney Luther Jones, Esq. (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: May 16, 2006 to Massachusetts State Director of Special Education Marcia Mittnacht

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children with Disabilities Placed in Private Schools by their Parents | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

May 16, 2006 to Massachusetts State Director of Special Education Marcia Mittnacht
MS WORD

May 16, 2006 to Massachusetts State Director of Special Education Marcia Mittnacht
PDF

POLICY LETTER: May 15, 2006 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 28, 2006 to Los Angeles County Office of Education Deputy General Counsel Monique C. Shay and Los Angeles Unified School District Assistant General Counsel Kelly Rozmus Barnes

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May... Read More

March 28, 2006 to Los Angeles County Office of Education Deputy General Counsel Monique C. Shay and Los Angeles Unified School District Assistant General Counsel Kelly Rozmus Barnes (MS Word)
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: February 2, 2006 to Pennsylvania Department of Education Assistant Counsel Karen S. Feuchtenberger

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA but May... Read More

February 2, 2006 to Pennsylvania Department of Education Assistant Counsel Karen S. Feuchtenberger (MS Word)
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February 2, 2006 to Pennsylvania Department of Education Assistant Counsel Karen S. Feuchtenberger (PDF)
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2005

POLICY LETTER: December 14, 2005 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the... Read More

POLICY LETTER; November 4, 2005 to Florida State Department of Health Bureau chief for Early Interventions Janice Kane

  TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

November 4, 2005 to Florida State Department of Health Bureau chief for Early Interventions Janice Kane (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 4, 2005 to Florida State Department of Health Bureau chief for Early Interventions Janice Kane (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 4, 2005 to Mississippi Department of Health First Steps Early Intervention Program Coordinator Danita Munday

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

November 4, 2005 to Mississippi Department of Health First Steps Early Intervention Program Coordinator Danita Munday (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 4, 2005 to Mississippi Department of Health First Steps Early Intervention Program Coordinator Danita Munday (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 25, 2005 to Mississippi State Department of Education Bureau Director Melody Bounds

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility.

October 25, 2005 to Mississippi State Department of Education Bureau Director Melody Bounds (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 25, 2005 to Mississippi State Department of Education Bureau Director Melody Bounds (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 25, 2005 to Louisiana State Department Education Assistant Superintendent Dr. Robin Jarvis

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

October 25, 2005 to Louisiana State Department Education Assistant Superintendent Dr. Robin Jarvis
MS WORD

October 25, 2005 to Louisiana State Department Education Assistant Superintendent Dr. Robin Jarvis
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 25, 2005 to Texas Education Agency IDEA Coordinator Kathy Clayton

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Smooth Transition to the Implementation of the 2004 Amendments to the IDEA |  SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters... Read More

October 25, 2005 to Texas Education Agency IDEA Coordinator Kathy Clayton
MS WORD

October 25, 2005 to Texas Education Agency IDEA Coordinator Kathy Clayton
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 21, 2005 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the... Read More

POLICY LETTER: October 12, 2005 to Iowa Department of Education Program Consultant-Medicaid Dann Stevens

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 26, 2005 to Hawaii Department of Education Special Education Director Dr. Paul Ban

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Charter Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Local Educaitonal Agency... Read More

September 26, 2005 to Hawaii Department of Education Special Education Director Dr. Paul Ban (MS Word)
MS WORD

September 26, 2005 to Hawaii Department of Education Special Education Director Dr. Paul Ban (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: September 21, 2005 to Louisiana Superintendent of Education Cecil J. Picard

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of State Financial Support | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 21, 2005 to Texas Commissioner of Education Shirley Neeley

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluation | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility September... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 13, 2005 to Carroll Independent School District (Grapevine, Texas) Superintendent Gary S. Mathews

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 9, 2005 to Virgin Islands Educational Consultant Eleanor Hirsh

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluation | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

August 9, 2005 to Virgin Islands Educational Consultant Eleanor Hirsh (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 9, 2005 to Virgin Islands Educational Consultant Eleanor Hirsh (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 28, 2005 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina Commissioner Bill James

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Student Discipline | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

July 28, 2005 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina Commissioner Bill James (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 28, 2005 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina Commissioner Bill James (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 25, 2005 to Dear Colleague RESCINDED

Rescinded Oct. 2017 TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Administration | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

Rescinded Oct. 2017 July 25, 2005 to Dear Colleague (MS Word)
MS WORD

Rescinded Oct. 2017 July 25, 2005 to Dear Colleague (PDF)
MS WORD

MEMO: OSEP Memo 05-09 Obligations of States and Local Educational Agencies to Parentally-placed Private School Children with Disabilities (June 27, 2005) RESCINDED

Rescinded Oct. 2017

Rescinded Oct. 2017 OSEP Memo 05-09 Obligations of States and Local Educational Agencies to Parentally-placed Private School Children with Disabilities
MS WORD

Rescinded Oct. 2017 OSEP Memo 05-09 Obligations of States and Local Educational Agencies to Parentally-placed Private School Children with Disabilities
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 27, 2005 OSEP Memorandum 05-09

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children With Disabilities Placed in Private Schools by Their Parents | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

June 27, 2005 OSEP Memorandum 05-09 (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 27, 2005 OSEP Memorandum 05-09 (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 22, 2005 to New Mexico Public Education Department Director of Special Education Denise Koscielniak

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation of Children With Disabilities in State and District-Wide Assessments | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

June 22, 2005 to New Mexico Public Education Department Director of Special Education Denise Koscielniak (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 22, 2005 to New Mexico Public Education Department Director of Special Education Denise Koscielniak (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 20, 2005 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rebecca Cort

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Allocation of Funds SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment;... Read More

June 20, 2005 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rebecca Cort (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 20, 2005 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rebecca Cort (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 7, 2005 to Washington Infant and Toddler Early Intervention Program Director Sandy L. Morris

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Natural Environments SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities; Section 636 - Individualized Family Service Plan

June 7, 2005 to Washington Infant and Toddler Early Intervention Program Director Sandy L. Morris (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 7, 2005 to Washington Infant and Toddler Early Intervention Program Director Sandy L. Morris (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 3, 2005 to Arizona Attorney Mary Ellen Simonson

June 3, 2005 to Arizona Attorney Mary Ellen Simonson TOPIC ADDRESSED: Charter Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

June 3, 2005 to Arizona Attorney Mary Ellen Simonson (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 3, 2005 to Arizona Attorney Mary Ellen Simonson (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: May 5, 2005 to Guam Associate Superintendent of Education Vincent T. Leon Guerrero

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment;... Read More

May 5, 2005 to Guam Associate Superintendent of Education Vincent T. Leon Guerrero (MS Word)
MS WORD

May 5, 2005 to Guam Associate Superintendent of Education Vincent T. Leon Guerrero (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 5, 2005 to Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent of Education Cecil J. Picard

 April 5, 2005 to Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent of Education Cecil J. Picard TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds SECTION... Read More

April 5, 2005 to Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent of Education Cecil J. Picard (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 5, 2005 to Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent of Education Cecil J. Picard (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 18, 2005 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

March 18, 2005 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) TOPIC ADDRESSED: Manifestation Determination Review SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for... Read More

March 18, 2005 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 18, 2005 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

MEMO: OSEP Memo 05-08 Educational Expenses for Children in Private Residential Facilities (March 17, 2005)

MS Word
MS WORD

PDF
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 17, 2005 OSEP Memorandum 05-08

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

March 17, 2005 OSEP Memorandum 05-08 (MS Word)
PDF

March 17, 2005 OSEP Memorandum 05-08 (PDF)
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: March 9, 2005 OSEP Memorandum 05-07

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Distribution of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

March 9, 2005 OSEP Memorandum 05-07 (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 9, 2005 OSEP Memorandum 05-07 (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 2, 2005 to Austin Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Pascal D. Forgione, Jr.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 28, 2005 to Massachusetts Advocate Kristen Serwecki

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

February 28, 2005 to Massachusetts Advocate Kristen Serwecki (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 28, 2005 to Massachusetts Advocate Kristen Serwecki (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 17, 2005 to Maine Department of Education Office of Special Services Director David Noble Stockford

February 17, 2005 to Maine Department of Education Office of Special Services Director David Noble Stockford TOPIC ADDRESSED:Children in Private... Read More

February 17, 2005 to Maine Department of Education Office of Special Services Director David Noble Stockford (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 17, 2005 to Maine Department of Education Office of Special Services Director David Noble Stockford (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTERS: January 28, 2005 Memorandum to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Extension of Liquidation Periods for Grantees under State Administered Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters that Do... Read More

2004

POLICY LETTER: December 20, 2004 to New Jersey Commissioner of Public Education William L. Librera

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

December 20, 2004 to New Jersey Commissioner of Public Education William L. Librera (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 20, 2004 to New Jersey Commissioner of Public Education William L. Librera (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 15, 2004 to Utah State Director of Special Education Karl A. Wilson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

December 15, 2004 to Utah State Director of Special Education Karl A. Wilson (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 15, 2004 to Utah State Director of Special Education Karl A. Wilson (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 18, 2004 to Tennessee Department of Education Policy Analyst Matthew J. Pepper

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May Be of Interest... Read More

November 18, 2004 letter to Tennessee Department of Education Policy Analyst Matthew J. Pepper. (MS Word)
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: November 10, 2004 to New Hampshire Disabilities Rights Center Executive Director Richard A. Cohen

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

November 10, 2004 to New Hampshire Disabilities Rights Center Executive Director Richard A. Cohen (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 10, 2004 to New Hampshire Disabilities Rights Center Executive Director Richard A. Cohen (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 3, 2004 to Advocate Louis H. Geigerman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

November 3, 2004 to Advocate Louis H. Geigerman (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 3, 2004 to Advocate Louis H. Geigerman (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 3, 2004 to Ohio Attorney Helen S. Carroll

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Educational Placements | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

November 3, 2004 to Ohio Attorney Helen S. Carroll (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 3, 2004 to Ohio Attorney Helen S. Carroll (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 28, 2004 to Interim Illinois State Superintendent of Education Randy J. Dunn

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Local Educational Agency Compliance | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

October 28, 2004 to Interim Illinois State Superintendent of Education Randy J. Dunn (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 28, 2004 to Interim Illinois State Superintendent of Education Randy J. Dunn (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 1, 2004 OSEP Memorandum 05-01

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Part B Grant Awards | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

October 1, 2004 OSEP Memorandum 05-01 (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 1, 2004 OSEP Memorandum 05-01 (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: September 13, 2004 to Ohio Department of Education Associate Director of Federal and State Grants Management Jeffrey M. Jordan

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Subgrants to Local Educational Agencies | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

September 13, 2004 to Ohio Department of Education Associate Director of Federal and State Grants Management Jeffrey M. Jordan (MS Word)
MS WORD

September 13, 2004 to Ohio Department of Education Associate Director of Federal and State Grants Management Jeffrey M. Jordan (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 30, 2004 to U.S. Congressman Maurice Hinchey and other members of Congress

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Captioning | SECTION OF IDEA: Part D—National Activities to Improve Education of Children With Disabilities; Subpart 2—Coordinated Research,... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 25, 2004 to Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Commissioner of Education Rita Hocog Inos

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 605—Acquisition of Equipment; Construction or Alteration of... Read More

August 25, 2004 to Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Commissioner of Education Rita Hocog Inos (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 25, 2004 to Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Commissioner of Education Rita Hocog Inos (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 24, 2004 to Washington, D.C. Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Schoolwide Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Local Agency... Read More

August 24, 2004 to Washington, D.C. Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 24, 2004 to Washington, D.C. Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 17, 2004 to Washington Office of Public Instruction Director of Agency Financial Services Renée Lewis

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

August 17, 2004 to Washington Office of Public Instruction Director of Agency Financial Services Renée Lewis (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 17, 2004 to Washington Office of Public Instruction Director of Agency Financial Services Renée Lewis (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 13, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 12, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Appeals | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

August 12, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 12, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 22, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

July 22, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 22, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 22, 2004 to California Assembly Legislative Director David Heckler

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Appeals | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

July 22, 2004 to California Assembly Legislative Director David Heckler (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 22, 2004 to California Assembly Legislative Director David Heckler (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 19, 2004 to Washington, D.C. Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

July 19, 2004 to Washington, D.C. Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 19, 2004 to Washington, D.C. Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 14, 2004 to Santa Monica, California Attorney Howard J. Fulfrost

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

July 14, 2004 to Santa Monica, California Attorney Howard J. Fulfrost (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 14, 2004 to Santa Monica, California Attorney Howard J. Fulfrost (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 13, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

July 13, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 13, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 12, 2004 to California Department of Developmental Services Part C Coordinator Rick Ingraham

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child Find | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 635—Requirements for Statewide System

July 12, 2004 to California Department of Developmental Services Part C Coordinator Rick Ingraham (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 12, 2004 to California Department of Developmental Services Part C Coordinator Rick Ingraham (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 1, 2004 to Minnesota Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Chas Anderson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Eligibility | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

June 1, 2004 to Minnesota Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Chas Anderson (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 1, 2004 to Minnesota Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Chas Anderson (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: May 27, 2004 to California Bureau of State Audits Deputy State Auditor Sylvia Hensley

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Effort | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

May 27, 2004 to California Bureau of State Audits Deputy State Auditor Sylvia Hensley (MS Word)
MS WORD

May 27, 2004 to California Bureau of State Audits Deputy State Auditor Sylvia Hensley (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: May 26, 2004 to New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner William J. Librera

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

May 26, 2004 to New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner William J. Librera (MS Word)
MS WORD

May 26, 2004 to New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner William J. Librera (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: May 26, 2004 to Education Law Center Staff Attorney Shari A. Mamas

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Educational Placements | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

May 26, 2004 to Education Law Center Staff Attorney Shari A. Mamas (MS Word)
MS WORD

May 26, 2004 to Education Law Center Staff Attorney Shari A. Mamas (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 28, 2004 to Massachusetts Department of Education State Director of Special Education Marcia Mittnacht

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Allocation of Grants | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

April 28, 2004 to Massachusetts Department of Education State Director of Special Education Marcia Mittnacht (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 28, 2004 to Massachusetts Department of Education State Director of Special Education Marcia Mittnacht (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 28, 2004 to Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Early Intervention Chief Janet D. Gully

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 632—Definitions

April 28, 2004 to Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Early Intervention Chief Janet D. Gully (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 28, 2004 to Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Early Intervention Chief Janet D. Gully (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 26, 2004 to Mississippi Water Valley School District Program Developer Butch Stevens

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Construction of Facilities | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 605—Acquisition of Equipment; Construction or Alteration of... Read More

March 26, 2004 to Mississippi Water Valley School District Program Developer Butch Stevens (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 26, 2004 to Mississippi Water Valley School District Program Developer Butch Stevens (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 2, 2004 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Accountability | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA but May Be of Interest... Read More

POLICY LETTER: March 1, 2004 OSEP memorandum 04-07

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Distribution of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

March 1, 2004 OSEP memorandum 04-07 (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 1, 2004 OSEP memorandum 04-07 (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 25, 2004 Pennsylvania Department of Education Assistant Counsel Amy C. Foerster

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 25, 2004 to Alabama Department of Education State School Nurse Consultant Martha Holloway

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 20, 2004 to California Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Alice D. Parker

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

February 20, 2004 to California Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Alice D. Parker (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 20, 2004 to California Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Alice D. Parker (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 18, 2004 to California Department of Education Special Education Consultant Dr. Allan M. Lloyd-Jones

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child Find | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 635—Requirements for Statewide System

(MS Word)
MS WORD

(PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 11, 2004 to Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention Executive Director Mary Elder

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Transition | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan

February 11, 2004 to Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention Executive Director Mary Elder (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 11, 2004 to Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention Executive Director Mary Elder (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 28, 2004 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... Read More

January 28, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 28, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 20, 2004 to Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Education Director Keith Neves

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Distribution of Funds Provided to the Secretary of the Interior | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

January 20, 2004 to Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Education Director Keith Neves (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 20, 2004 to Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Education Director Keith Neves (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: January 14, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Captioning | SECTION OF IDEA: Part D—National Activities to Improve Education of Children With Disabilities; Subpart 2—Coordinated Research,... Read More

January 14, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 14, 2004 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF


2003

POLICY LETTER: December 24, 2003 to Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Condition of Assistance | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

December 24, 2003 to Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 24, 2003 to Attorney Leigh M. Manasevit (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 18, 2003 to Texas Education Agency Associate Commissioner Susan Barnes

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Charter Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Local Educational... Read More

December 18, 2003 to Texas Education Agency Associate Commissioner Susan Barnes (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 18, 2003 to Texas Education Agency Associate Commissioner Susan Barnes (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 10, 2003 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

December 10, 2003 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 10, 2003 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: December 10, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Due Process | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

December 10, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 10, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 18, 2003 to Florida Department of Education Director of Special Education Shan Goff

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

November 18, 2003 to Florida Department of Education Director of Special Education Shan Goff (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 18, 2003 to Florida Department of Education Director of Special Education Shan Goff (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 10, 2003 to Harmony Community School Executive Director David Nordyke

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Charter Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Local Educational... Read More

November 10, 2003 to Harmony Community School Executive Director David Nordyke (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 10, 2003 to Harmony Community School Executive Director David Nordyke (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 6, 2003 to Connecticut Part C Coordinator Linda Goodman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 634—Eligibility

November 6, 2003 to Connecticut Part C Coordinator Linda Goodman (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 6, 2003 to Connecticut Part C Coordinator Linda Goodman (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 4, 2003 to New Jersey Department of Education Director of Special Education Barbara Gantwerk

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Least Restrictive Environment | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

November 4, 2003 to New Jersey Department of Education Director of Special Education Barbara Gantwerk (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 4, 2003 to New Jersey Department of Education Director of Special Education Barbara Gantwerk (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 24, 2003 to Connecticut Part C Coordinator Linda Goodman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Eligibility Criteria | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 635—Requirements for Statewide System

October 24, 2003 to Connecticut Part C Coordinator Linda Goodman (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 24, 2003 to Connecticut Part C Coordinator Linda Goodman (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 24, 2003 to New Jersey Commissioner of Education William L. Librera

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

October 24, 2003 to New Jersey Commissioner of Education William L. Librera (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 24, 2003 to New Jersey Commissioner of Education William L. Librera (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 17, 2003 to U.S. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May Be of... Read More

POLICY LETTER: October 2, 2003 to Daniel W. Morse, Esq.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

October 2, 2003 to Daniel W. Morse, Esq. (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 2, 2003 to Daniel W. Morse, Esq. (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: September 9, 2003 to North Dakota State Director of Special Education Robert Rutten

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

September 9, 2003 to North Dakota State Director of Special Education Robert Rutten (MS Word)
MS WORD

September 9, 2003 to North Dakota State Director of Special Education Robert Rutten (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: September 5, 2003 to Hofstra University Professor Frank G. Bowe

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

September 5, 2003 to Hofstra University Professor Frank G. Bowe (MS Word)
MS WORD

September 5, 2003 to Hofstra University Professor Frank G. Bowe (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: September 3, 2003 to U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

September 3, 2003 to U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (MS Word)
MS WORD

September 3, 2003 to U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 28, 2003 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May... Read More

POLICY LETTER: August 28, 2003 to Fort Thomas Kentucky Independent Schools Assistant Superintendent Rita Byrd

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

August 28, 2003 to Fort Thomas Kentucky Independent Schools Assistant Superintendent Rita Byrd (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 28, 2003 to Fort Thomas Kentucky Independent Schools Assistant Superintendent Rita Byrd (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 28, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

August 28, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 28, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 22, 2003 to National School Transportation Association Regulatory Liaison Robin L. Leeds and National Association for Pupil Transportation Executive Director Michael J. Martin

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Special Education and Related Services | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

August 22, 2003 to National School Transportation Association Regulatory Liaison Robin L. Leeds and National Association for Pupil Transportation Executive Director Michael J. Martin (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 22, 2003 to National School Transportation Association Regulatory Liaison Robin L. Leeds and National Association for Pupil Transportation Executive Director Michael J. Martin (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 22, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-10

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Special Education and Related Services | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

August 22, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-10 (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 22, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-10 (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 19, 2003 to Children’s Advocacy Network of Florida Founder Beth Davis-Wellington

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

August 19, 2003 to Children's Advocacy Network of Florida Founder Beth Davis-Wellington (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 19, 2003 to Children's Advocacy Network of Florida Founder Beth Davis-Wellington (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 19, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 635—Requirements for Statewide System

August 19, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 19, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 19, 2003 to Vermont Department of Education Legal Counsel Geoffrey A. Yudien

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education for Eligible Youth with Disabilities Incarcerated in Adult Prisons | SECTION OF IDEA: Part... Read More

August 19, 2003 to Vermont Department of Education Legal Counsel Geoffrey A. Yudien (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 19, 2003 to Vermont Department of Education Legal Counsel Geoffrey A. Yudien (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 15, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Responsibilities of the Office of Special Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 603—Office of... Read More

August 15, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 15, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 8, 2003 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Lawrence C. Gloeckler

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Charter Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Local Educational... Read More

August 8, 2003 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Lawrence C. Gloeckler (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 8, 2003 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Lawrence C. Gloeckler (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 1, 2003 to Washington State Audit Manager Brad White

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Effort | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

August 1, 2003 to Washington State Audit Manager Brad White (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 1, 2003 to Washington State Audit Manager Brad White (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 28, 2003 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Personnel Standards SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May Be of Interest... Read More

POLICY LETTER: July 25, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

July 25, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 25, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 23, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Least Restrictive Environment | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

July 23, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 23, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 14, 2003 to New Hampshire Disabilities Rights Center Executive Director Dr. Richard Cohen

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation of Children With Disabilities in State and District-Wide Assessments | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

July 14, 2003 to New Hampshire Disabilities Rights Center Executive Director Dr. Richard Cohen (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 14, 2003 to New Hampshire Disabilities Rights Center Executive Director Dr. Richard Cohen (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 10, 2003 to New Hampshire State Director of Special Education Mary J. Ford

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Surrogate Parents | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

July 10, 2003 to New Hampshire State Director of Special Education Mary J. Ford (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 10, 2003 to New Hampshire State Director of Special Education Mary J. Ford (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 2, 2003 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May... Read More

July 2, 2003 to Chief State School Officers (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 2, 2003 to Chief State School Officers (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 1, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Least Restrictive Environment SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612 -... Read More

July 1, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 1, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 1, 2003 OSEP memorandum 08-3

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Distribution of Funds SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611 -... Read More

July 1, 2003 OSEP memorandum 08-3 (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 1, 2003 OSEP memorandum 08-3 (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 30, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child With a Disability SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 602... Read More

June 30, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) )MS Word)
MS WORD

June 30, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 30, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part C - Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636 - Individualized... Read More

June 30, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 30, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 27, 2003 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... Read More

June 27, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 27, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 26, 2003 to Maryland Department of Education Assistant State Superintendent Carol Ann Baglin

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614... Read More

June 26, 2003 to Maryland Department of Education Assistant State Superintendent Carol Ann Baglin (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 26, 2003 to Maryland Department of Education Assistant State Superintendent Carol Ann Baglin (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 26, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation of Children With Disabilities in State and District-Wide Assessments SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of... Read More

June 26, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 26, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 26, 2003 to Maryland Disability Law Center Managing Attorney Leslie S. Margolis

June 26, 2003 to Maryland Disability Law Center Managing Attorney Leslie S. Margolis TOPIC ADDRESSED: Least Restrictive Environment SECTION OF... Read More

June 26, 2003 to Maryland Disability Law Center Managing Attorney Leslie S. Margolis (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 26, 2003 to Maryland Disability Law Center Managing Attorney Leslie S. Margolis (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 25, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

June 25, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 25, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: June 4, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and... Read More

June 4, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

June 4, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 16, 2003 to National Council on Disability General Counsel Jeff Rosen

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Responsibilities of the Office of Special Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children... Read More

April 16, 2003 to National Council on Disability General Counsel Jeff Rosen (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 16, 2003 to National Council on Disability General Counsel Jeff Rosen (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 15, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-7

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Allocation of Grants SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611 -... Read More

April 15, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-7 (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 15, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-7 (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 15, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-6

  TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Interagency Coordinating Council SECTION OF IDEA: Part C - Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 641... Read More

April 15, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-6 (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 15, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-6 (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 10, 2003 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Lawrence Gloeckler

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614 -... Read More

April 10, 2003 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Lawrence Gloeckler (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 10, 2003 to New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner Lawrence Gloeckler (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 8, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-5

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Responsibilities of the Office of Special Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children... Read More

April 8, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-5 (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 8, 2003 OSEP memorandum 03-5 (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 4, 2003 to Hawaii Department of Education Special Education Director Debra Farmer

  TOPIC ADDRESSED: Charter Schools SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613 -... Read More

April 4, 2003 to Hawaii Department of Education Special Education Director Debra Farmer
MS WORD

April 4, 2003 to Hawaii Department of Education Special Education Director Debra Farmer
PDF

POLICY LETTER: April 2, 2003 to Sonja D. Kerr, Esq

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614 -... Read More

April 2, 2003 to Sonja D. Kerr, Esq (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 2, 2003 to Sonja D. Kerr, Esq (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 25, 2003 to American Samoa Special Education Division Director Moeolo Vaatausili

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611 -... Read More

March 25, 2003 to American Samoa Special Education Division Director Moeolo Vaatausili (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 25, 2003 to American Samoa Special Education Division Director Moeolo Vaatausili (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 25, 2003 to Connecticut Birth to Three System Director Linda Goodman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part C - Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636 - Individualized... Read More

March 25, 2003 to Connecticut Birth to Three System Director Linda Goodman
MS WORD

March 25, 2003 to Connecticut Birth to Three System Director Linda Goodman
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 24, 2003 to Connecticut Commissioner of Education Theodore S. Sergi

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Education Agency General Supervisory Authority SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities;... Read More

March 24, 2003 to Connecticut Commissioner of Education Theodore S. Sergi (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 24, 2003 to Connecticut Commissioner of Education Theodore S. Sergi (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 21, 2003 to Louisiana Department of Education Director Virginia Beridon

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611 -... Read More

March 21, 2003 to Louisiana Department of Education Director Virginia Beridon (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 21, 2003 to Louisiana Department of Education Director Virginia Beridon (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 20, 2003 to Vermont Department of Education Legal Counsel Geoffrey A. Yudien

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614 -... Read More

March 20, 2003 to Vermont Department of Education Legal Counsel Geoffrey A. Yudien (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 20, 2003 to Vermont Department of Education Legal Counsel Geoffrey A. Yudien (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 20, 2003 to Arkansas Volunteer Educational Advocate David Young

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615 -... Read More

March 20, 2003 to Arkansas Volunteer Educational Advocate David Young (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 20, 2003 to Arkansas Volunteer Educational Advocate David Young (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 17, 2003 to New Hampshire Department of Education Consultant Terry Brune

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Manifestation Determination Review SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615 -... Read More

March 17, 2003 to New Hampshire Department of Education Consultant Terry Brune (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 17, 2003 to New Hampshire Department of Education Consultant Terry Brune (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 13, 2003 to South Carolina Part C Coordinator David K. Steele

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part C - Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636 - Individualized... Read More

March 13, 2003 to South Carolina Part C Coordinator David K. Steele
MS WORD

March 13, 2003 to South Carolina Part C Coordinator David K. Steele
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 11, 2003 to Vermont Department of Education Legal Counsel Geoffrey A. Yudien

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Surrogate Parents SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615 - Procedural... Read More

March 11, 2003 to Vermont Department of Education Legal Counsel Geoffrey A. Yudien (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 11, 2003 to Vermont Department of Education Legal Counsel Geoffrey A. Yudien (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612 - State... Read More

March 6, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

March 6, 2003 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 26, 2003 to Vermont Director of Special Education Dennis Kane

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612 - State... Read More

February 26, 2003 to Vermont Director of Special Education Dennis Kane (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 26, 2003 to Vermont Director of Special Education Dennis Kane (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 14, 2003 to Bergen County, New Jersey Freeholder Louis A. Tedesco

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

February 14, 2003 to Bergen County, New Jersey Freeholder Louis A. Tedesco (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 14, 2003 to Bergen County, New Jersey Freeholder Louis A. Tedesco (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 11, 2003 to New Jersey Director of Special Education Barbara Gantwerk

February 11, 2003 to New Jersey Director of Special Education Barbara Gantwerk TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations SECTION OF IDEA:... Read More

February 11, 2003 to New Jersey Director of Special Education Barbara Gantwerk (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 11, 2003 to New Jersey Director of Special Education Barbara Gantwerk (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: February 4, 2003 to West Virginia Advocate Susan Given

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614 -... Read More

February 4, 2003 to West Virginia Advocate Susan Given (MS Word)
MS WORD

February 4, 2003 to West Virginia Advocate Susan Given (PDF)
PDF


2002

POLICY LETTER: December 17, 2002 to Washington Department of Social and Health Services Indian Policy Advisory Committee Chair Marilyn M. Scott

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Distribution of Funds Provided to The Secretary of the Interior | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

December 17, 2002 to Washington Department of Social and Health Services Indian Policy Advisory Committee Chair Marilyn M. Scott (MS Word)
MS WORD

December 17, 2002 to Washington Department of Social and Health Services Indian Policy Advisory Committee Chair Marilyn M. Scott (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 21, 2002 to U.S. Congressman Dennis Moore

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

November 21, 2002 to U.S. Congressman Dennis Moore (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 21, 2002 to U.S. Congressman Dennis Moore (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 20, 2002 to New Mexico Department of Health Program Manager Andrew Gomm

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Administration of Part C Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 643—Allocation of... Read More

November 20, 2002 to New Mexico Department of Health Program Manager Andrew Gomm (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 20, 2002 to New Mexico Department of Health Program Manager Andrew Gomm (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 19, 2002 to Dr. Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

POLICY LETTER: November 12, 2002 to Louisiana Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Rodney Watson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Prohibition Against Supplanting | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 637—State Application and Assurances

November 12, 2002 to Louisiana Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Rodney Watson (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 12, 2002 to Louisiana Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Rodney Watson (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 8, 2002 to U.S. Congressman Ken Lucas

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child with a Disability | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

November 8, 2002 to U.S. Congressman Ken Lucas (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 8, 2002 to U.S. Congressman Ken Lucas (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 7, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Education Director of Accountability and Compliance Norena Hale

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

November 7, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Education Director of Accountability and Compliance Norena Hale (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 7, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Education Director of Accountability and Compliance Norena Hale (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: November 6, 2002 South Carolina Department of Education Director of Programs for Exceptional Children Susan D. DuRant

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Services | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

November 6, 2002 South Carolina Department of Education Director of Programs for Exceptional Children Susan D. DuRant (MS Word)
MS WORD

November 6, 2002 South Carolina Department of Education Director of Programs for Exceptional Children Susan D. DuRant (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 29, 2002 to Dr. Perry A. Zirkel

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Applicability of Regulations | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

October 29, 2002 to Dr. Perry A. Zirkel (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 29, 2002 to Dr. Perry A. Zirkel (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 22, 2002 to Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs October... Read More

POLICY LETTER: October 17, 2002 to Florida Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

October 17, 2002 to Florida Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 17, 2002 to Florida Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 9, 2002 to Beth L. Sims, Esq.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

October 9, 2002 to Beth L. Sims, Esq. (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 9, 2002 to Beth L. Sims, Esq. (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 9, 2002 to Minneapolis Public Schools Executive Director of Special Education Colleen Baumtrog

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Eligibility Determinations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

October 9, 2002 to Minneapolis Public Schools Executive Director of Special Education Colleen Baumtrog (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 9, 2002 to Minneapolis Public Schools Executive Director of Special Education Colleen Baumtrog (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 9, 2002 to NEA Professional Associate for Special Needs Patti Ralabate

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Notice to Parents | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

October 9, 2002 to NEA Professional Associate for Special Needs Patti Ralabate (MS Word)
MS WORD

October 9, 2002 to NEA Professional Associate for Special Needs Patti Ralabate (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: October 9, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

(MS Word)
MS WORD

(PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: September 30, 2002 memorandum to Governors and Chief State School Officers

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Authorization of Appropriations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

POLICY LETTER: September 25, 2002 to Rhode Island Department of Education Office of Special Needs Director Thomas P. DiPaolo

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Grants to States | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

September 25, 2002 to Rhode Island Department of Education Office of Special Needs Director Thomas P. DiPaolo (MS Word)
MS WORD

September 25, 2002 to Rhode Island Department of Education Office of Special Needs Director Thomas P. DiPaolo (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: September 12, 2002 to Louisiana Assistant Legislative Auditor David K. Greer

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Due Process Hearings | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

September 12, 2002 to Louisiana Assistant Legislative Auditor David K. Greer (MS Word)
MS WORD

September 12, 2002 to Louisiana Assistant Legislative Auditor David K. Greer (PDF)
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: August 13, 2002 to Dr. Lucille Linde

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Accountability for Results | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

August 13, 2002 to Dr. Lucille Linde (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 13, 2002 to Dr. Lucille Linde (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: August 8, 2002 to House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Captioning | SECTION OF IDEA: Part D—National Activities to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities; Subpart 2—Coordinated Research, Personnel... Read More

August 8, 2002 to House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 8, 2002 to House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 30, 2002 to Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Special Education John Tommasini

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

July 30, 2002 to Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Special Education John Tommasini (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 30, 2002 to Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Special Education John Tommasini (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 30, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Natural Environments SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan

July 30, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 30, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 29, 2002 to U.S. Representative C.L. “Butch” Otter

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

July 29, 2002 to U.S. Representative C.L. "Butch" Otter (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 29, 2002 to U.S. Representative C.L. "Butch" Otter (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 24, 2002 to Dear Colleague

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Accountability for Results | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs July 24,... Read More

POLICY LETTER: July 18, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

July 18, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 18, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 16, 2002 to Michael J. Hernandez, Esquire

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Effort | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

July 16, 2002 to Michael J. Hernandez, Esquire (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 16, 2002 to Michael J. Hernandez, Esquire (PDF)
PDF

POLICY LETTER: July 12, 2002 to U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child with a Disability | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

July 12, 2002 to U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu (MS Word)
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July 12, 2002 to U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: June 27, 2002 to Illinois State Board of Education Director of Special Education Dr. Anthony E. Sims

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

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(PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: June 27, 2002 to Dina O. Harris, Esq., John F. Walsh, Esq. and Arizona Assistant Attorney General Kacey Gregson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

June 27, 2002 to Dina O. Harris, Esq., John F. Walsh, Esq. and Arizona Assistant Attorney General Kacey Gregson (MS Word)
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June 27, 2002 to Dina O. Harris, Esq., John F. Walsh, Esq. and Arizona Assistant Attorney General Kacey Gregson (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: June 26, 2002 to Connecticut Department of Education Bureau Chief George P. Dowaliby

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Timelines for Appeals | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

June 26, 2002 to Connecticut Department of Education Bureau Chief George P. Dowaliby (MS Word)
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June 26, 2002 to Connecticut Department of Education Bureau Chief George P. Dowaliby (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: June 25, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Children Families and Learning Director of Special Education Norena A. Hale, Mississippi State Department of Education Program Improvement and Outreach Bureau Director Dr. Melody Bounds, and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinator of Special Education Services Melodie Friedebach.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Timelines for Appeals | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

June 25, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Children Families and Learning Director of Special Education Norena A. Hale, et al (MS Word)
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June 25, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Children Families and Learning Director of Special Education Norena A. Hale, et al (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: June 14, 2002 to Dear Colleague

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs June... Read More

POLICY LETTER: June 11, 2002 to Kentucky Acting Part C Coordinator Ms. Trish Howard

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan

June 11, 2002 to Kentucky Acting Part C Coordinator Ms. Trish Howard (MS Word)
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June 11, 2002 to Kentucky Acting Part C Coordinator Ms. Trish Howard (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: June 4, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning Director of Special Education Norena A. Hale, Mississippi State Department of Education Program Improvement and Outreach Bureau Director Dr. Melody Bounds, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinator of Special Education Services Melodie Friedebach, and Nebraska Department of Education Special Populations Administrator Gary M. Sherman.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Timelines for Appeals | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

June 4, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning Director of Special Education Norena A. Hale, et al (MS Word)
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June 4, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning Director of Special Education Norena A. Hale, et al (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: June 4, 2002 to Arkansas Department of Education Associate Director of Special Education Marcia Harding

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Timelines for Appeals | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

June 4, 2002 to Arkansas Department of Education Associate Director of Special Education Marcia Harding (MS Word)
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June 4, 2002 to Arkansas Department of Education Associate Director of Special Education Marcia Harding (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: May 22, 2002 to Louisiana Department of Education Division of Appropriation Control Director Kitty Littlejohn

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

May 22, 2002 to Louisiana Department of Education Division of Appropriation Control Director Kitty Littlejohn (MS Word)
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May 22, 2002 to Louisiana Department of Education Division of Appropriation Control Director Kitty Littlejohn (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: May 10, 2002 to Florida Department of Education Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

May 10, 2002 to Florida Department of Education Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff (MS Word)
MS WORD

May 10, 2002 to Florida Department of Education Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: April 30, 2002 to Alabama Superintendent of Education Edward R. Richardson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Personnel Standards | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

April 30, 2002 to Alabama Superintendent of Education Edward R. Richardson (MS Word)
MS WORD

April 30, 2002 to Alabama Superintendent of Education Edward R. Richardson (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: April 26, 2002 OSEP memorandum 02-06 RESCINDED

Rescinded Oct. 2017 TOPIC ADDRESSED: Distribution of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

Rescinded Oct. 2017 April 26, 2002 OSEP memorandum 02-06 (MS Word)
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Rescinded Oct. 2017 April 26, 2002 OSEP memorandum 02-06 (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: April 19, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Special Education and Related Services SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definition

April 19, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
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April 19, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: April 2, 2002 to G. Emerson Dickman, Esquire

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Personnel Standards | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

April 2, 2002 to G. Emerson Dickman, Esquire (MS Word)
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April 2, 2002 to G. Emerson Dickman, Esquire (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: April 2, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Condition of Assistance and Annual Count | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

pril 2, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
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pril 2, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: March 6, 2002 to Texas Education Agency Division of Special Education Senior Director Eugene Lenz

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Prior Written Notice | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural... Read More

March 6, 2002 to Texas Education Agency Division of Special Education Senior Director Eugene Lenz (MS Word)
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March 6, 2002 to Texas Education Agency Division of Special Education Senior Director Eugene Lenz (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: February 22, 2002 to President Lee Grossman and Executive Director Rob Beck of the Autism Society of America

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Assistance under Other Federal Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

February 22, 2002 to President Lee Grossman and Executive Director Rob Beck of the Autism Society of America (MS Word)
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February 22, 2002 to President Lee Grossman and Executive Director Rob Beck of the Autism Society of America (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: February 13, 2002 to U.S. Congresswoman Judy Biggert

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Amendment of Regulations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 631—Findings and Policy

February 13, 2002 to U.S. Congresswoman Judy Biggert (MS Word)
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February 13, 2002 to U.S. Congresswoman Judy Biggert (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2002 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... Read More

February 12, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
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February 12, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2002 to Connecticut Department of Education Associate Commissioner George Coleman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Charter Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Local Educational... Read More

February 12, 2002 to Connecticut Department of Education Associate Commissioner George Coleman (MS Word)
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February 12, 2002 to Connecticut Department of Education Associate Commissioner George Coleman (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: February 12, 2002 to Kelly C. Wilson, Esq.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan

February 12, 2002 to Kelly C. Wilson, Esq. (MS Word)
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February 12, 2002 to Kelly C. Wilson, Esq. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: January 30, 2002 to Florida Department of Education Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Special Education | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

January 30, 2002 to Florida Department of Education Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 30, 2002 to Florida Department of Education Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: January 18, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Condition of Assistance | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

January 18, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 18, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: January 18, 2002 to U.S. Congresswoman Patsy Mink

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Responsibilities of the Office of Special Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 603—Office of... Read More

January 18, 2002 to U.S. Congresswoman Patsy Mink (MS Word)
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January 18, 2002 to U.S. Congresswoman Patsy Mink (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: January 14, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Disproportionality | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 618—Program Information

January 14, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 14, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: January 7, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child With a Disability | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

January 7, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD

January 7, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
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2001

POLICY LETTER: December 18, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Charles F. Bass

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Allocation of Grants | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

December 18, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Charles F. Bass (MS Word)
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December 18, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Charles F. Bass (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: December 4, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Roscoe E. Bartlett

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

December 4, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Roscoe E. Bartlett (MS Word)
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December 4, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Roscoe E. Bartlett (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: November 26, 2001 to Attorney Paul Veazey, Esq.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Educational Placements | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility... Read More

November 26, 2001 to Attorney Paul Veazey, Esq. (MS Word)
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November 26, 2001 to Attorney Paul Veazey, Esq. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: November 15, 2001 to New Jersey Education Commissioner Vito A. Gagliardi, Sr.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

November 15, 2001 to New Jersey Education Commissioner Vito A. Gagliardi, Sr. (MS Word)
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November 15, 2001 to New Jersey Education Commissioner Vito A. Gagliardi, Sr. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: November 6, 2001 to Ohio Department of Education Interim Director of the Office for Exceptional Children Ed Kapel

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

November 6, 2001 to Ohio Department of Education Interim Director of the Office for Exceptional Children Ed Kapel (MS Word)
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November 6, 2001 to Ohio Department of Education Interim Director of the Office for Exceptional Children Ed Kapel (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: October 10, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Assessments | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

October 10, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon (MS Word)
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October 10, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: October 4, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children in Private Schools | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section... Read More

October 4, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
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October 4, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2001 to Virginia Department of Education Assistant Superintendent H. Douglas Cox

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluations and Reevaluations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

September 24, 2001 to Virginia Department of Education Assistant Superintendent H. Douglas Cox (MS Word)
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September 24, 2001 to Virginia Department of Education Assistant Superintendent H. Douglas Cox (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 21, 2001 to New York State SAFE President Holly B. Nann

TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With... Read More

September 21, 2001 to New York State SAFE President Holly B. Nann (MS Word)
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September 21, 2001 to New York State SAFE President Holly B. Nann (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 19, 2001 to Alabama State Superintendent of Education Dr. Ed Richardson

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

September 19, 2001 to Alabama State Superintendent of Education Dr. Ed Richardson (MS Word)
MS WORD

September 19, 2001 to Alabama State Superintendent of Education Dr. Ed Richardson (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 12, 2001 OSEP memorandum 01-18

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Applicability of Regulations | SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 607—Requirements for Prescribing Regulations

September 12, 2001 OSEP memorandum 01-18 (MS Word)
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September 12, 2001 OSEP memorandum 01-18 (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: September 10, 2001 to Wisconsin Director of Special Education Dr. Stephanie J. Petska

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

September 10, 2001 to Wisconsin Director of Special Education Dr. Stephanie J. Petska (MS Word)
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September 10, 2001 to Wisconsin Director of Special Education Dr. Stephanie J. Petska (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: August 6, 2001 to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Natural Environments | SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan

August 6, 2001 to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (MS Word)
MS WORD

August 6, 2001 to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: July 24, 2001 to U.S. Representative Patsy Mink

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds and Allocation of Grants | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children... Read More

July 24, 2001 to U.S. Representative Patsy Mink (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 24, 2001 to U.S. Representative Patsy Mink (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: July 23, 2001 to U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

July 23, 2001 to U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (MS Word)
MS WORD

POLICY LETTER: July 23, 2001 to Arizona Special Education Coordinator David Dickman

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Distribution of Funds Provided to the Secretary of the Interior | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education... Read More

July 23, 2001 to Arizona Special Education Coordinator David Dickman (MS Word)
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July 23, 2001 to Arizona Special Education Coordinator David Dickman (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: July 6, 2001 to Federated States of Micronesia Secretary of Health, Education and Social Affairs Dr. Eliuel K. Pretrick

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Allocation of Grants | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization;... Read More

July 6, 2001 to Federated States of Micronesia Secretary of Health, Education and Social Affairs Dr. Eliuel K. Pretrick (MS Word)
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July 6, 2001 to Federated States of Micronesia Secretary of Health, Education and Social Affairs Dr. Eliuel K. Pretrick (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: July 5, 2001 to Seattle Children’s Home President R. David Cousineau and Manager David L. Halbett

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

July 5, 2001 to Seattle Children's Home President R. David Cousineau and Manager David L. Halbett (MS Word)
MS WORD

July 5, 2001 to Seattle Children's Home President R. David Cousineau and Manager David L. Halbett (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: July 2, 2001 to Marilyn Shepherd, Ed.D.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations,... Read More

July 2, 2001 to Marilyn Shepherd, Ed.D. (MS Word)
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July 2, 2001 to Marilyn Shepherd, Ed.D. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: July 2, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted)

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Condition of Assistance | SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State... Read More

July 2, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted) (MS Word)
MS WORD