[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 57 (Friday, March 23, 2012)]
[Pages 17050-17051]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7069]



List of Correspondence From October 1, 2011, through December 31, 

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list of 
correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to 
individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes 
the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the IDEA. This 
list and the letters or other 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) or a text 
telephone (TTY), 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 October 1, 2011, through December 31, 
2011. Under section 607(f) of the IDEA, the Secretary is required to 
publish this list quarterly in the Federal Register. The list includes 
those letters that contain interpretations of the requirements of the 
IDEA and its implementing regulations, and it may also include letters 
and other

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documents that the Department believes will assist the public in 
understanding the requirements of the law. The list identifies the date 
and topic of each letter, and it provides summary information, 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 612--State Elilgibiliy

Topic Addressed: Children in Private Schools
    [cir] Letter dated December 6, 2011, to Susan Luger Associates, 
regarding transportation for children with disabilities who are placed 
in private schools by their parents.

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

Topic Addressed: Individualized Education Programs
    [cir] Letter dated December 19, 2011, to New Mexico Director of 
Special Education Denise Koscielniak, regarding public agency criteria 
for determining whether a child should continue to receive speech-
language pathology services.

Section 618--Program Information

Topic Addressed: Graduation
    [cir] Letter dated December 2, 2011, to Northwest Indiana Special 
Education Cooperative Director Patricia Pierce, regarding reporting 
data on high school graduation rates for students with disabilities.
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    Dated: March 19, 2012.
Alexa Posny,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-7069 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]