SPECIAL EDUCATION & REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
2010 Policy Letters
This page contains policy letters issued during 2010 listed in chronological order.

 2010

December 16, 2010 to individuals (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 (22KB) | PDF (75KB)

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November 10, 2010 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson.
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 (38KB) | PDF (95KB)

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October 28, 2010 to Maryland attorney Matthew Scott Weiner.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Finality of Due Process Hearing Decisions
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (29KB) | PDF 135KB)

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October 26, 2010 to Colleagues from the Office for Civil Rights.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Harassment and Bullying
SECTION OF IDEA: Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA but May be of Interest to Readers
download files MS Word (42KB) | PDF (215KB)

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October 20, 2010 to District of Columbia Acting State Superintendent of Education Beth H. Colleye.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Finality of Due Process Hearing Decisions
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (56KB) | PDF (70KB)

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October 13, 2010 to Florida Department of Health Early Steps Program Part C Coordinator Lynne Marie Price.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Access to Records
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 639—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (27KB) | PDF (81KB)

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October 4, 2010 to School Law Center, LLC attorneys Amy Goetz and Atlee Reilly
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 (49KB) | PDF (70KB)

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September 16, 2010 to Florida Infants and Young Children Executive Director Pat Grosz.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Performance Plans
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 616—Monitoring, Technical Assistance, and Enforcement and Section 642 – Federal Administration
download files MS Word (42KB) | PDF (215KB)

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August 31, 2010 to Kansas State Department of Education Attorney Mark Ward.
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
download files MS Word (49KB) | PDF (70KB)

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August 23, 2010 to Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf, Inc. President Edward H. Bosso, Jr.
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 (22KB) | PDF (75KB)

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August 13, 2010 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (56KB) | PDF (70KB)

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August 5, 2010 to Missouri Division of Special Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins-Lieberman.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Prior Written Notice
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (29KB) | PDF 135KB)

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August 5, 2010 to Little Cypress-Mauriceville Director of Special Programs Dr. Robert H. Finch.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
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 (38KB) | PDF (95KB)

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July 13, 2010 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David Anderson
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Mediation and Resolution Agreements
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
download files MS Word (27KB) | PDF (81KB)

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June 30, 2010 to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Division of Special Education Assistant Commissioner Heidi Atkins-Lieberman.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of State Financial Support
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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June 28, 2010 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
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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June 14, 2010 to National Association of State Directors of Special Education Executive Director Bill East.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of State Financial Support
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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June 09, 2010 to Maryland attorney Eric Brousaides, Esq.
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
download files MS Word (38KB) | PDF (95KB)

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June 3, 2010 to Missouri attorney Deborah S. Johnson.
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 (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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June 2, 2010 to Head Start/Hilton Foundation Training Program SpecialQuest Birth-Five Director Linda Brekken.
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 (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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June 1, 2010 to Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services official John Andrejack.
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 (29KB) | PDF (135KB)

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May 14, 2010 to New York State Education Department Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities Deputy Commissioner Rebecca Cort.
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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May 5, 2010 to Maryland attorney Jerrold Miller, Esq.
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 (49KB) | PDF (70KB)

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February 12, 2010 to Alabama attorney James Irby.
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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February 12, 2010 to Florida Department of Health Early Steps Bureau Chief Janice M. Kane.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Family Service 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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February 12, 2010 to Alabama attorney James Irby.
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 (29KB) | PDF (135KB)

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February 12, 2010 to American Association of School Administrators Deputy Executive Director Bruce Hunter.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of State Financial Support
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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February 2, 2010 to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Assistant Attorney Mary C. Lawson.
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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January 27, 2010 to New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association School Affairs Chair Sue A. Goldman.
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 (49KB) | PDF (70KB)

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January 26, 2010 to National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities representative Nancy R. Weiss.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Seclusion and Restraints
SECTION OF IDEA:“Other Letters that Do Not Interpret the IDEA but May be of Interest to Readers“
download files MS Word (32KB) | PDF (115KB)

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January 13, 2010 to an individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Evaluation Procedures
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 (27KB) | PDF (81KB)

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January 7, 2010 to Texas attorney Nona Matthews.
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 (56KB) | PDF (70KB)

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January 7, 2010 to educational advocate Dorothy M. Richards.
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 (29KB) | PDF (135KB)

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January 4, 2010 to an individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations
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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