[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 122 (Friday, June 24, 2011)]
[Pages 37094-37095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15922]



List of Correspondence

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; 
Department of Education.

ACTION: List of Correspondence from October 1, 2010 through December 
31, 2010.


SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to 
section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
(IDEA). Under section 607(f) of the IDEA, the Secretary is required, on 
a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a list of 
correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) 
received by individuals during the previous quarter that describes the 
interpretations of the Department of the IDEA or the regulations that 
implement the IDEA. This list and the letters or other Departmental 
documents described in this list, with personally identifiable 
information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise 
Dirrigl. Telephone: (202) 245-7468.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you can 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of this list and 
the letters or other Departmental documents described in this list in 
an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or 
computer diskette) by contacting Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise Dirrigl 
at (202) 245-7468.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence 
from the Department issued from October 1, 2010 through December 31, 
2010. Included on the list are those letters that contain 
interpretations of the requirements of the IDEA and its implementing 
regulations, as well as letters and other documents that the Department 
believes will assist the public in understanding the requirements of 
the law and its regulations. The date of and topic addressed by each 
letter are identified, and summary information is also provided, as 
appropriate. To protect the privacy interests of the individual or 
individuals involved, personally identifiable information has been 
redacted, as appropriate.

Part B--Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities

Section 614--Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized 
Education Programs, And Educational Placements

    Topic Addressed: Individualized Education Programs.
    [cir] Letter dated December 16, 2010 to individual (personally 
identifiable information redacted), responding to concerns about the 
use of seclusion and restraint with students with disabilities in 

Section 615--Procedural Safeguards

    Topic Addressed: Impartial Due Process Hearings.
    [cir] Letter dated October 4, 2010 to School Law Center, LLC 
attorneys Amy Goetz and Atlee Reilly, clarifying that the IDEA does not 
prevent a parent whose child changes school districts from filing a 
timely due process complaint against a local educational agency (LEA) 
where the child previously attended school.
    [cir] Letter dated November 10, 2010 to Texas Education Agency 
General Counsel David Anderson, clarifying that it would be 
inconsistent with the IDEA for a State to adopt a regulation suspending 
the timeline for convening a resolution session when the State receives 
a complaint shortly before or during the LEA's winter break.
    Topic Addressed: Finality Of Due Process Hearing Decisions.
    [cir] Letter dated October 20, 2010 to District of Columbia Acting 
State Superintendent of Education Beth H. Colleye, regarding requests 
for reconsideration of final due process hearing decisions.
    [cir] Letter dated October 28, 2010 to Maryland attorney Matthew 
Scott Weiner, regarding requests for reconsideration of final due 
process hearing decisions.

Part C--Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities

Section 639--Procedural Safeguards

    Topic Addressed: Access To Records.
    [cir] Letter dated October 13, 2010 to Florida Department of Health 
Early Steps Program Part C Coordinator Lynne Marie Price, regarding 
whether a State must provide parents with a copy of a test protocol 
that contains personally identifiable information about their child as 
part of their child's Part C IDEA records.

Other Letters That Do Not Interpret Idea But May Be of Interest to 

    Topic Addressed: Harassment And Bullying.
    [cir] Dear Colleague Letter dated October 26, 2010 from Office for 
Civil Rights Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali, regarding bullying and 
harassment, including disability harassment.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027, Assistance to 
States for Education of Children with Disabilities)

    Dated: June 21, 2011.
Alexa Posny,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 2011-15922 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]