FR Doc E6-14412
[Federal Register: August 30, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 168)]
[Page 51587-51588]
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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of 

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: List of Correspondence from April 1, 2006 through June 30, 


SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to 
section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as 
amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 
of 2004 (IDEA). Under section 607(f) of IDEA, the Secretary is 
required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a 
list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education 
(Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that 
describes the interpretations of the Department of IDEA or the 
regulations that implement IDEA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melisande Lee or JoLeta Reynolds. 
Telephone: (202) 245-7468.

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    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of this notice in 
an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or 
computer diskette) on request to the contact persons listed under FOR 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence 
from the Department issued from April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006. 
Included on the list are those letters that contain interpretations of 
the requirements of IDEA and its implementing regulations, as well as 
letters and other documents that the Department believes will assist 
the public in understanding the requirements of the law and its 
regulations. The date of and topic addressed by a letter are 
identified, and summary information is also provided, as appropriate. 
To protect the privacy interests of the individual or individuals 
involved, personally identifiable information has been deleted, as 
appropriate. Although the Department typically publishes a list of 
correspondence pursuant to section 607(f) of IDEA on a quarterly basis, 
please note that no list of correspondence was published covering the 
period January 2, 2006 through March 31, 2006 because the Department 
did not issue letters interpreting the IDEA during that time period.

Part B--Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities

Section 611--Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of 

    Topic Addressed: Use of Funds.
     Letter dated June 22, 2006 to Louisiana Department of 
Education State Superintendent Cecil J. Picard, approving the State's 
request to reallocate Part B funds for State-level activities to 
purchase equipment and materials for a regional Assistive Technology 
Center and clarifying that no prior approval from the Department is 
required to fund a new staff position for the Center.

Section 612--State Eligibility

    Topic Addressed: Individualized Education Programs.
     Letter dated June 6, 2006 to El Paso, Texas Attorney 
Luther Jones, Esq., regarding when amendments to individualized 
education programs (IEPs) become effective and when the provisions of a 
prior IEP or subsequent IEP govern.
    Topic Addressed: Children with Disabilities Placed in Private 
Schools by Their Parents.
     Letter dated May 16, 2006 to Massachusetts State Director 
of Special Education Marcia Mittnacht regarding the obligation of 
Massachusetts' school districts to provide and pay for special 
education and related services for parentally-placed private school 
children with disabilities who reside outside of Massachusetts and 
attend private elementary schools and secondary schools located in 
Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the Idea But May Be of Interest to 
    Topic Addressed: No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001.
     Letter dated May 15, 2006 to Chief State School Officers 
regarding how States can improve implementation of the public school 
choice and supplemental educational services provisions of the No Child 
Left Behind Act of 2001.
    Topic Addressed: Confidentiality of Education Records.
     Letter dated 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, 
from Family Policy Compliance Office Director LeRoy S. Rooker, 
regarding how the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act applies to 
the release of education records without parental consent to comply 
with a court order.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027, Assistance to 
States for Education of Children with Disabilities)

    Dated: August 21, 2006.
John H. Hager,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. E6-14412 Filed 8-29-06; 8:45 am]