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2004 Policy Letters
This page contains policy letters issued during 2004 listed in chronological order.

 2004

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 Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
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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, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, And Educational Placements
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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 to Readers
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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; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, And Educational Placements
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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 612—State Eligibility
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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 612—State Eligibility
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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 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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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; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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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, Personnel Preparation, Technical Assistance, Support, and Dissemination of Inion; Section 687—Technology Development, Demonstration, and Utilization; and Media Services
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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 Facilities
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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 Eligibility
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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; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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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 612—State Eligibility
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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
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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
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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; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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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, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, And Educational Placements
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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, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, And Educational Placements
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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
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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
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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
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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 Eligibility
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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, And Educational Placements
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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 Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
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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
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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; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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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 Facilities
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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 to Readers
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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; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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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 612—State Eligibility
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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 612—State Eligibility
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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 Safeguards
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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 612—State Eligibility
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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
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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
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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 612—State Eligibility
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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 of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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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, Personnel Preparation, Technical Assistance, Support, and Dissemination of Information; Section 687—Technology Development, Demonstration, and Utilization; and Media Services
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