[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 231 (Thursday, December 1, 2011)]
[Page 74779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30931]



List of Correspondence

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

ACTION: List of Correspondence from April 1, 2011, through June 30, 


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 compact 
disc) by contacting Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise Dirrigl at (202) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence 
from the Department issued from April 1, 2011, through June 30, 2011. 
The list includes those letters that contain interpretations of the 
requirements of the IDEA and its implementing regulations, and may also 
include 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 

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

Section 612--State Eligibility

Topic Addressed: Children in Private Schools
    [cir] Letter dated May 26, 2011, to East End Special Education 
Parents President Kathleen Chamberlain, responding to an inquiry as to 
whether a child with a disability should be considered publicly-placed 
or parentally-placed at a private school under Part B of the IDEA and 
the effect of a settlement agreement.

Section 613--Local Educational Agency Eligibility

Topic Addressed: Use of Federal Funds
    [cir] Letter dated June 16, 2011, to National Association of State 
Directors of Special Education Executive Director Bill East, regarding 
the local educational agency maintenance-of-effort requirement in Part 
B of the IDEA.

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

Topic Addressed: Individualized Education Program Team
    [cir] Letter dated April 25, 2011, to Center for Education 
Advocacy, Inc. Director Lilly Rangel-Diaz, regarding the participation 
of related services providers, including those invited by parents, in 
Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team meetings and resolution 

Part C--Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities

Section 637--State Application and Assurances

Topic Addressed: Nonsupplanting
    [cir] Letter dated May 4, 2011, to Kansas Department of Health and 
Environment Secretary Robert Moser and Chief Fiscal Officer Pat 
Kuester, and letter dated May 5, 2011, to Nevada Department of Health 
and Human Services Director Michael Willden, regarding the 
nonsupplanting/maintenance-of-effort requirement in Part C of the IDEA. 
The requirement addressed in these letters is now codified in 34 CFR 
303.225(b) without substantive change.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027, Assistance to 
States for Education of Children with Disabilities)

    Dated: November 28, 2011.
Alexa Posny,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 2011-30931 Filed 11-30-11; 8:45 am]