[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 51 (Friday, March 15, 2013)]
[Pages 16480-16481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06074]



List of Correspondence From July 1, 2012, Through September 30, 

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: Jill Harris or Mary Louise Dirrigl. 
Telephone: (202) 245-7372.
    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 documents described in this list in an accessible 
format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by 
contacting Jill Harris or Mary Louise Dirrigl at (202) 245-7372.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence 
from the Department issued from July 1, 2012, through September 30, 
2012. 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 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 Eligibility

Topic Addressed: Children in Private Schools
    [cir] Letter dated August 8, 2012, to Missoula County Public 
Schools Superintendent Alex P. Apostle, regarding how a local 
educational agency (LEA) can meet equitable services requirements for 
parentally-placed private school children with disabilities if student 
enrollment changes during the school year.

Section 613--Local Educational Agency Eligibility

Topic Addressed: Maintenance of Effort
    [cir] Letter dated August 20, 2012, to Beth Swedeen, Lynn 
Breedlove, and Maureen Ryan, co-chairs of the Survival

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Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations, regarding actions 
taken by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to ensure 
compliance with the LEA maintenance of effort requirement.
    [cir] Letter dated September 7, 2012, to New Mexico Public 
Education Department Assistant General Counsel Albert V. Gonzales, 
regarding the exception to the LEA maintenance of effort requirement 
due to the voluntary departure of special education or related services 
personnel, as permitted under Part B of the IDEA.

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

Topic Addressed: Individualized Education Programs
    [cir] Letter dated July 13, 2012, to U.S. Senator Patty Murray, 
regarding the individualized education program (IEP) requirements 
governing braille instruction for blind or visually impaired students.
    [cir] Letter dated September 6, 2012, to New York attorney Arthur 
Ackerhalt, regarding an LEA's policy addressing start dates for 
providing related services during the school year.

Section 615--Procedural Safeguards

Topic Addressed: Impartial Due Process Hearings
    [cir] Letter dated August 9, 2012, to Lewisville Independent School 
District Executive Director of Special Education Paula Walker, 
regarding parent participation in resolution meetings.
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    Dated: March 12, 2013.
Michael Yudin,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 2013-06074 Filed 3-14-13; 8:45 am]