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.
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Jessica Spataro or Mary Louise Dirrigl. Telephone: (202) 245-7468.
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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) 245-7468.
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 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
○ 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
○ 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
○ 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.
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-7069 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]
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