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2001 Policy Letters
This page contains policy letters issued during 2001 listed in chronological order.

December 18, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Charles F. Bass.
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; Section 619—Preschool Grants
PDF (140KB) | MS Word (38KB)


December 4, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Roscoe E. Bartlett.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
PDF (140KB) | MS Word (41KB)


November 26, 2001 to Attorney Paul Veazey, Esq.
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
PDF (128KB) | MS Word (39KB)


November 15, 2001 to New Jersey Education Commissioner Vito A. Gagliardi, Sr.
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
PDF (86KB) | MS Word (24KB)


November 6, 2001 to Ohio Department of Education Interim Director of the Office for Exceptional Children Ed Kapel.
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
PDF (89KB) | MS Word (38KB)


October 10, 2001 to U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Assessments
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
PDF (151KB) | MS Word (33KB)


October 4, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children in Private Schools
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
PDF (194KB) | MS Word (44KB)


September 24, 2001 to Virginia Department of Education Assistant Superintendent H. Douglas Cox.
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
PDF (140KB) | MS Word (25KB)


September 21, 2001 to New York State SAFE President Holly B. Nann.
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
PDF (136KB) | MS Word (38KB)


September 19, 2001 to Alabama State Superintendent of Education Dr. Ed Richardson.
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
PDF (114KB) | MS Word (37KB)


September 12, 2001 OSEP memorandum 01-18.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Applicability of Regulations
SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 607—Requirements for Prescribing Regulations
PDF (74KB) | MS Word (55KB)


September 10, 2001 to Wisconsin Director of Special Education Dr. Stephanie J. Petska.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
PDF (234KB) | MS Word (38KB)


August 6, 2001 to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Natural Environments
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan
PDF (153KB) | MS Word (24KB)


July 24, 2001 to U.S. Representative Patsy Mink.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds and 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
PDF (274KB) | MS Word (35KB)


July 23, 2001 to Arizona Special Education Coordinator David Dickman.
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
PDF (383KB) | MS Word (47KB)


July 23, 2001 to U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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
MS Word (35KB)


July 6, 2001 to Federated States of Micronesia Secretary of Health, Education and Social Affairs Dr. Eliuel K. Pretrick.
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
PDF (47KB) | MS Word (34KB)


July 5, 2001 to Seattle Children's Home President R. David Cousineau and Manager David L. Halbett.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
PDF (178KB) | MS Word (33KB)


July 2, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Condition of Assistance
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
MS Word (25KB)


July 2, 2001 to Marilyn Shepherd, Ed.D.
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
PDF (116KB) | MS Word (35KB)


June 29, 2001 to Connecticut Bureau of Early Childhood Education and Social Services Chief Paul Flinter.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 619—Preschool Grants
PDF (112KB) | MS Word (23KB)


June 14, 2001 to U.S. Senator Richard J. Lugar.
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
PDF (69KB) | MS Word (22KB)


June 14, 2001 to US Congressman Ike Skelton.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Natural Environments
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan
PDF (163KB) | MS Word (28KB)


June 6, 2001 OSEP memorandum 01-14.
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
PDF (78KB) | MS Word (25KB)


June 4, 2001 OSEP memorandum 01-13.
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
PDF (218KB) | MS Word (39KB)


May 24, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
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
PDF (85KB) | MS Word (22KB)


May 24, 2001 OSEP memorandum 01-09.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Assistance under Other Federal Programs
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs
PDF (352KB) | MS Word (47KB)


May 24, 2001 to US Congressman Mac Thornberry.
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
PDF (63KB) | MS Word (21KB)


May 18, 2001 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
PDF (46KB) | MS Word (20KB)


May 18, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Children in Private Schools
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
PDF (178KB) | MS Word (33KB)


May 17, 2001 to South Dakota Office of Special Education Director Deborah Barnett and South Dakota Interagency Coordinating Council Member Joanne Wounded Head.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Eligibility Criteria
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 635—Requirements for a Statewide System
PDF (325KB) | MS Word (35KB)


May 3, 2001 to Arkansas Department of Human Services Director Kurt Knickrehm.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Eligibility Criteria
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 635—Requirements for a Statewide System
PDF (264KB) | MS Word (31KB)


May 2, 2001 to Dr. Garry Gardner.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Eligibility Criteria
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 635—Requirements for a Statewide System
PDF (76KB) | MS Word (35KB)


April 30, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
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
PDF (61KB) | MS Word (32KB)


April 19, 2001 to Virginia Department of Education Director Judith A. Douglas.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Due Process Hearings
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
PDF (117KB) | MS Word (24KB)


April 16, 2001 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
PDF (159KB) | MS Word (26KB)


April 16, 2001 to US Senator Robert C. Byrd.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan
PDF (106KB) | MS Word (24KB)


April 16, 2001 to US Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro.
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
PDF (184KB) | MS Word (26KB)


April 16, 2001 to US Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson.
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
PDF (174KB) | MS Word (28KB)


April 16, 2001 to US Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest.
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
PDF (214KB) | MS Word (51KB)


April 16, 2001 to Pinal County, Arizona Deputy County Attorney Linda L. Harant.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Surrogate Parents
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
PDF (204KB) | MS Word (30KB)


April 16, 2001 to Joseph Kinney.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Assistance under Other Federal Programs
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs
PDF (103KB) | MS Word (22K)


April 16, 2001 to Professor Perry A. Zirkel.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Student Discipline
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
PDF (176KB) | MS Word (27KB)


March 30, 2001 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
PDF (147KB) | MS Word (43KB)


March 30, 2001 to School Board Attorney John W. Bowen.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
PDF (199KB) | MS Word (53KB)


March 30, 2001 to Colorado Department of Education Special Education Director, Dr. Lorrie Harkness.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child Find
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
PDF (186KB) | MS Word (40KB)


March 30, 2001 to Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education Director, Dr. Fran Warkomski.
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
PDF (98KB) | MS Word (43KB)


March 27, 2001 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Freedom of Information Act
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant To the Administration of IDEA Programs
PDF (58KB) | MS Word (119KB)


March 19, 2001 to California Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction, Alice Parker.
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
PDF (156KB) | MS Word (40KB)


March 13, 2001 to Maine Commissioner of Education, J. Duke Albanese.
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
PDF (180KB) | MS Word (51KB)


March 1, 2001 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
PDF (146KB) | MS Word (45KB)


February 13, 2001 to Alaska Commissioner of Education, Richard S. Cross.
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
PDF (109KB) | MS Word (36KB)


January 19, 2001 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
PDF (119KB) | MS Word (39KB)


January 19, 2001 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
PDF (280KB) | MS Word (55KB)


January 17, 2001 OSEP Memorandum 01-06.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation in Assessments
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
PDF (320KB) | MS Word (87KB)


January 17, 2001 to TRICARE Management Activity Executive Director, H. James T. Sears.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Sections 631–641
PDF (144KB) | MS Word (45KB)


January 12, 2001 Memorandum to Chief State School Officers et al.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Participation in Assessments
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility
PDF (212KB) | MS Word (64KB)


January 12, 2001 to Dear Colleagues.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Schoolwide Programs
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Local Educational Agency Eligibility
PDF (51KB) | MS Word (38KB)


January 8, 2001 to Dear Colleagues.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
SECTION OF IDEA: Miscellaneous
PDF (51KB) | MS Word (38K)


January 2, 2001 to Dear Colleagues.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Sections 631–641
PDF (168KB) | MS Word (52KB)




   
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