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
MS Word (8KB) | PDF (60KB)


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


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
MS Word (22KB) | PDF (78KB)


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
MS Word (27KB) | PDF (126KB)


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


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


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


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


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


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


October 25, 2007 to Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities Education Team Manager Robert Jacobs.
TOPICS ADDRESSED: Educational Placements, Impartial Due Process Hearing
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
MS Word (23KB) | PDF (68KB)


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
MS Word (28KB) | PDF (165KB)


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
MS Word (15KB) | PDF (147KB)


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
MS Word (5KB) | PDF (40KB)


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
MS Word (42KB) | PDF (215KB)


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


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
MS Word (22KB) | PDF (75KB)


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


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


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


September 4, 2007 to Partnership for Children's Rights Attorney Michael D. Hampden.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Current Educational Placement
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
MS Word (32K) |  PDF (115K)


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


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


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


August 29, 2007 to Scarsdale, New York Public Schools Director of Special Education Dr. Michael Mendelson.
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
MS Word (56KB) | PDF (70KB)


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


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
MS Word (27KB) | PDF (81KB)


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


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


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


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


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
MS Word (49KB) | PDF (70KB)


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
MS Word (38KB) | PDF (95KB)


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
MS Word (29KB) | PDF (135KB)


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
HTML


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


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
MS Word (17KB) | PDF (777KB)


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
MS Word (31KB) | PDF (500KB)


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
MS Word (33KB) | PDF (1.4M)


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
MS Word (10KB) | PDF (174KB)


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
MS Word (32KB) | PDF (456KB)


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
MS Word (37KB) | PDF (922KB)


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
MS Word (39KB) | PDF (215KB)


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
MS Word (39KB) | PDF (215KB)


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
MS Word (39KB) | PDF (215KB)


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
MS Word (39KB) | PDF (215KB)


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
HTML


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
HTML


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
MS Word (10KB) | PDF (174KB)


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
MS Word (33KB) | PDF (1.4M)


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
MS Word (37KB) | PDF (922KB)


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


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
MS Word (30KB) | PDF (87KB)


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
MS Word (9KB) | PDF (523KB)


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


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


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
MS Word (32KB) | PDF (456KB)


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


February 7, 2007 to Chief State School Officers.
TOPIC ADDRESSED:
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Assessment and AccountabilityThat Do Not Interpret the IDEA But May Be of Interest to Readers
HTML


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
MS Word (41KB) | PDF (225KB)


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
MS Word (24KB) | PDF (114KB)


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
MS Word (31KB) | PDF (500KB)

 



   
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