[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 5 (Wednesday, January 8, 2014)]
[Page 1372]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00056]



List of Correspondence From January 1, 2013, Through March 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) 245-7605.
    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 Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise Dirrigl at (202) 245-7605.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence 
from the Department issued from January 1, 2013, through March 31, 
2013. 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 February 4, 2013, to New Jersey Catholic 
Conference Education Director George Corwell, regarding children with 
disabilities from other countries who are enrolled in private schools 
by their parents.

Section 613--Local Educational Agency Eligibility

    Topic Addressed: Use of Federal Funds
    [cir] Letter dated January 30, 2013, to Minnesota Department of 
Education Funding and Data Manager Carol Hokenson, regarding 
coordinated early intervening services and local educational agency 
(LEA) maintenance of effort requirements in Part B of the IDEA.
    [cir] Letter dated March 7, 2013, to Wisconsin Department of Public 
Instruction Assistant Director of Special Education Troy Couillard, 
regarding the circumstances under which an LEA may use Part B funds for 
services for nondisabled children.

Section 615--Procedural Safeguards

    Topic Addressed: Surrogate Parents
    [cir] Letter dated March 27, 2013, to North Carolina attorney K. 
Dean Shatley, regarding court-appointed surrogate parents.
    Topic Addressed: Due Process Complaint
    [cir] Letter dated March 27, 2013, to New York attorney William J. 
Casey, regarding the purpose of resolution sessions.

Other Letters That Do Not Interpret IDEA but May Be Of Interest to 

    [cir] Letter dated March 27, 2013, to District of Columbia Office 
of the State Superintendent of Education Assistant Superintendent Amy 
Maisterra, regarding the requirements in Part B of the IDEA that apply 
to children with disabilities educated at the Laurent Clerc National 
Deaf Education Center, as specified in the Education of the Deaf Act of 
1986, as amended.
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    Dated: January 2, 2014.
Michael K. Yudin,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 2014-00056 Filed 1-7-14; 8:45 am]