Laws & Guidance SPECIAL EDUCATION & REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
2009 Policy Letters
This page contains policy letters issued during 2009 listed in chronological order.

 2009

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 of Interest to Readers
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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 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (27KB) | PDF (81KB)

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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 Section 612—State Eligibility
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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
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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 Educational Agency Eligibility
download files MS Word (29KB) | PDF (135KB)

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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
TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Administration
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities; Section 611—Authorizations; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
download files MS Word (22KB) | PDF (75KB)

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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 of All Children with Disabilities; Section 616—Monitoring, Technical Assistance and Enforcement
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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 Educational Agency Eligibility
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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; Allotment; State-Level Activities; Authorization of Appropriations
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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 of All Children with Disabilities; Section 616—Monitoring, Technical Assistance and Enforcement
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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 612—State Eligibility
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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 613—Local Educational Agency Eligibility
download files MS Word (27KB) | PDF (81KB)

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

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

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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; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (56KB) | PDF (70KB)

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

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

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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 to readers
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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 with Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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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
download files MS Word (38KB) | PDF (95KB)

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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 Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Educations Programs, and Educational Placements
download files MS Word (49KB) | PDF (70KB)

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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 Eligibility
download files MS Word (29KB) | PDF (135KB)

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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 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (27KB) | PDF (81KB)

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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; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
download files MS Word (49KB) | PDF (70KB)

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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 Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
download files MS Word (38KB) | PDF (95KB)

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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 612—State Eligibility
download files MS Word (56KB) | PDF (70KB)

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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 Council
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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; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
download files MS Word (22KB) | PDF (75KB)

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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 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (42KB) | PDF (215KB)

 

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