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June 12, 2001

Part III

Department of
Office of Special Education and
Rehabilitative Services; List of
Correspondence; Notice

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31818 Federal Register / Vol. 66, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2001 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION entity from the Maine Department of • Letter dated March 30, 2001 to
Education (MDE) should be included in Pennsylvania Bureau of Special
Office of Special Education and MDE’s Annual Single Audit. Education Director, Dr. Fran
Rehabilitative Services; List of • Letter dated February 13, 2001 to Warkomski, regarding a State’s
Correspondence Alaska Commissioner of Education, responsibility to resolve complaints in a
Richard S. Cross, regarding a finding in way that provides individual relief and
AGENCY: Department of Education. a Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 1996 audit addresses systemic problems.
ACTION: List of correspondence from report questioning the personal service
January 2, 2001 through March 31, 2001. expenditures allocated to the Special Topic Addressed: Participation in
Education-Grants to States Federal Assessments
SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing
the following list pursuant to section program. • Letter dated January 19, 2001,
607(d) of the Individuals with Section 612—State Eligibility (personally identifiable information
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). redacted), regarding the use of a
Under section 607(d) of IDEA, the Topic Addressed: Free Appropriate calculator as an accommodation or
Secretary is required, on a quarterly Public Education individual modification for the
basis, to publish in the Federal Register • Letter dated January 19, 2001 participation of students with
a list of correspondence from the (personally identifiable information disabilities in State and district-wide
Department of Education received by redacted), regarding the obligation of assessments.
individuals during the previous quarter States and local school districts to • OSEP memorandum 01–06 dated
that describes the interpretations of the provide a free appropriate public January 17, 2001 providing guidance
Department of Education of IDEA or the education (FAPE) and opportunities for selected for its relevance to parents and
regulations that implement IDEA. parent participation in a child’s families of students with disabilities
evaluation, eligibility, and educational about the participation of these students
placement. in State and district-wide assessments.
Melisande Lee or JoLeta Reynolds.
• Letter dated March 1, 2001 • Memorandum dated January 12,
Telephone: (202) 205–5507. If you use a
(personally identifiable information 2001 regarding the role and authority of
telecommunications device for the deaf
redacted), regarding the extension of the Individualized Education Program
(TDD) you may call (202) 205–5465 or
compensatory education services (IEP) team in the participation of
the Federal Information Relay Service
beyond age 21 awarded in settlement of children with disabilities in State and
(FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.
Individuals with disabilities may litigation, the complaint mechanisms district-wide assessments of student
obtain a copy of this notice in an available under the IDEA, and the roles achievement for children with
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large of Federal and State agencies that disabilities.
print, audiotape, or computer diskette) provide educational services.
• Letter dated March 30, 2001 to Section 613—Local Educational Agency
on request to Katie Mincey, Director of Eligibility
School Board Attorney John W. Bowen,
the Alternate Formats Center.
regarding application of the Topic Addressed: Schoolwide Programs
Telephone: (202) 205–8113.
requirements of the IDEA and of section
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The • Letter dated January 12, 2001,
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to
following list identifies correspondence regarding the inclusion of students with
Florida’s Opportunity Scholarship
from the Department issued between disabilities in schoolwide reform efforts,
Program legislation.
January 2, 2001 through March 31, 2001. and advising LEAs that a portion of
Included on the list are those letters Topic Addressed: Child Find IDEA Part B funds can be combined
that contain interpretations of the • Letter dated March 30, 2001 to with funds from Title I of the
requirements of IDEA and its Colorado Department of Education Elementary and Secondary Education
implementing regulations, as well as Special Education Director, Dr. Lorrie Act of 1965 and with other Federal,
letters and other documents that the Harkness, regarding (1) the State and local funds to carry out
Department believes will assist the responsibility to identify and evaluate schoolwide programs that include
public in understanding the children with Attention Deficit children with disabilities, as long as
requirements of the law and its Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity students with disabilities receive
regulations. The date and topic Disorder and (2) the definition of services in accordance with a properly
addressed by a letter are identified, and ‘‘educational records.’’ developed IEP and are afforded all of
summary information is also provided, the rights and services guaranteed to
as appropriate. To protect the privacy Topic Addressed: Procedural Safeguards children with disabilities under IDEA.
interests of the individual or individuals • Letter dated March 30, 2001 Part C—Infants and Toddlers with
involved, personally identifiable (personally identifiable information Disabilities
information has been deleted, as redacted), clarifying that a State may
appropriate. hold in abeyance those issues in a Sections 631–641
complaint that are currently being Topic Addressed: Federal Interagency
Part B—Assistance for Education of All
appealed in a judicial proceeding. Coordinating Council
Children With Disabilities
Topic Addressed: State Educational • Letter dated January 2, 2001
Section 611—Authorization; Allotment;
Agency General Supervisory Authority regarding principles of family
Use of Funds; Authorization of
Appropriations • Letter dated March 19, 2001 to involvement and suggested standards of
California Assistant Superintendent of practice developed by the Federal
Topic Addressed: Use of Funds Public Instruction, Alice Parker, Interagency Coordinating Council
• Letter dated March 13, 2001 to regarding a State’s obligation to monitor (FICC) to encourage meaningful
Maine Commissioner of Education, J. the compliance of local educational involvement of family members at all
Duke Albanese, regarding whether a agencies (LEAs), and to take action in levels of policy and service delivery
unit that functions as a separate legal response to noncompliance. planning.

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• Letter dated January 17, 2001 to Miscellaneous using PDF, call the U.S. Government
TRICARE Management Activity Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1–
Topic Addressed: Multiple Chemical
Executive Director, H. James T. Sears, 800–293–6498; or in the Washington,
regarding the FICC’s development of a DC, area at (202) 512–1530.
service guide, TRICARE and IDEA Part • Letter dated January 8, 2001 Note: The official version of this document
C: A Guide to Services, that addresses transmitting information to school is published in the Federal Register. Free
the interface between TRICARE, the personnel, parents, and other interested Internet access to the official edition of the
Department of Defense’s military health individuals regarding Multiple Federal Register and the Code of Federal
system, and Part C of IDEA. Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). Regulations is available on GPO Access at:
Other Letters Relevant To the Electronic Access to This Document http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html
Administration of IDEA Programs You may view this document, as well (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
as all other Department of Education Number 84.027, Assistance to States for
Topic Addressed: Freedom of
documents published in the Federal Education of Children with Disabilities)
Information Act
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Dated: June 6, 2001.
• Letter dated March 27, 2001 to Document Format (PDF) on the Internet
individual, (personally identifiable Francis V. Corrigan,
at the following site: http://
information redacted), regarding factors www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/ Deputy Director, National Institute on
that are considered in determining To use PDF you must have Adobe Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
whether fees can be waived under the Acrobat Reader, which is available free [FR Doc. 01–14676 Filed 6–11–01; 8:45 am]
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