Previous IDEA 2004 Public Meetings
John H. Hager, assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, is pleased to share with you the schedule of public meetings to seek input and suggestions for developing regulations based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.
Note: A Federal Register announcement on December 29, 2004, defined the public input process leading into the development of regulations associated with the amended law. An error about a public meeting location was corrected to read "Newark, DE," in a subsequent announcement on January 10, 2005.
Friday, January 28, 2005 , from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
University of Delaware
University of Delaware Conference Center
John M. Clayton Hall
100 Pencader Way
Newark, DE 19716
Thursday, February 3, 2005, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio State University
School of Education
384 Arps Hall
1945 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Monday, February 7, 2005, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
Friday, February 11, 2005, from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School in San Diego, California.
San Diego City Schools
Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School
6911 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111
Tuesday, February 15, 2005, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta Public Schools
Frederick Douglass High School
225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Friday, February 18, 2005, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the University of Wyoming.
University of Wyoming at Laramie
Laramie, WY 82071
Thursday, February 24, 2005, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Academy for Educational Development.
Academy for Educational Development
1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
Individuals can register to comment at the door, on a first-come first-served basis. Registered individuals will have two to five minutes to comment, depending upon the number of individuals registered. The intent is to ensure that all who wish to provide public comment have the opportunity to do so. Individuals can provide oral and written comments at the meetings; written comments that accompany oral remarks are optional.
Written comments or suggestions can also be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Potomac Center Plaza, Room 5126, Washington, D.C., 20202-2641 by February 28, 2005. Questions can be directed to OSERS main number, 202-245-7468, or, if a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) is needed, individuals may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
There will be a second series of meetings in the spring and summer of 2005 to provide the public an opportunity to comment on proposed regulations developed to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act (IDEA). Cities and exact locations will be announced as information becomes available.
For a copy of the law, please visit the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) website, www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html, and go to The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.