Laws & Guidance SPECIAL EDUCATION & REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
2007 Policy Letters
This page contains policy letters issued during 2007 listed in chronological order.

 2007

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 Interest to Readers
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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
download files MS Word (8KB) | PDF (60KB)

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December 21, 2007 to California Attorney Nancy J. LoDolce.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards Notice
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (16KB) | PDF (97KB)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (22KB) | PDF (78KB)

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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 Safeguards
download files MS Word (27KB) | PDF (126KB)

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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
download files MS Word (11KB)| PDF (68KB)

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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
download files MS Word (26KB) | PDF (106KB)

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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
download files MS Word | (17KB) PDF (101KB)

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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
download files MS Word(14KB)| PDF (73KB)

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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
download files MS Word (13KB) | PDF (50KB)

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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
download files MS Word (8KB) | PDF (70KB)

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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 With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (23KB) | PDF (68KB)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (28KB) | PDF (165KB)

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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 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (15KB) | PDF (147KB)

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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 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (5KB) | PDF (40KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (42KB) | PDF (215KB)

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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 Plan
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (22KB) | PDF (75KB)

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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 Safeguards
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Plan
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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August 29, 2007 to Scarsdale, New York Public Schools Director of Special Education Dr. Michael Mendelson.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: CChildren with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents In Private Schools
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (56KB) | PDF (70KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (27KB) | PDF (81KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Safeguards
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Safeguards
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (49KB) | PDF (70KB)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (38KB) | PDF (95KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (29KB) | PDF (135KB)

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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 Readers
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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
download files MS Word (17KB) | PDF (777KB)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (31KB) | PDF (500KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (33KB) | PDF (1.4M)

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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 674 - Technology Development, Demonstration, and Utilization; Media Services; and Instructional Materials
download files MS Word (10KB) | PDF (174KB)

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May 3, 2007 OSEP Memorandum 07-10.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Service
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (456KB)

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April 24, 2007 OSEP Memorandum 07-09.
TOPIC ADDRESSED:Disproportionality
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (37KB) | PDF (922KB)

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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 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (39KB) | PDF (215KB)

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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 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (39KB) | PDF (215KB)

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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 of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (39KB) | PDF (215KB)

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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 All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (39KB) | PDF (215KB)

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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 of Interest to Readers
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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 Be of Interest to Readers
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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (10KB) | PDF (174KB)

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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 All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (33KB) | PDF (1.4M)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (37KB) | PDF (922KB)

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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
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (732KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (30KB) | PDF (87KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (9KB) | PDF (523KB)

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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
download files MS Word (31KB) | PDF (101KB)

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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (456KB)

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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
download files MS Word (36KB)| PDF (163KB)

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February 7, 2007 to Chief State School Officers.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Assessment and Accountability
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May Be of Interest to Readers
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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 Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (41KB) | PDF (225KB)

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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 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (24KB) | PDF (114KB)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (31KB) | PDF (500KB)

 

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