[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 138 (Monday, July 20, 2015)]
[Pages 42796-42797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17766]



List of Correspondence From April 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2014 
and July 1, 2014 Through September 30, 2014

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 second and third quarters of 2014. 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: 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 April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 and 
July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. 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, as well as 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 
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 611--Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of 
Appropriations; and Section 619--Preschool Grants

Topic Addressed: Subgrants to Local Educational Agencies
    [cir] Letter dated June 11, 2014, to Chief State School Officers, 
providing guidance on how recent changes to the National School Lunch 
Program could affect the manner in which State educational agencies 
allocate Part B of IDEA funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) 
based on their relative numbers of children living in poverty.

Section 612--State Eligibility

Topic Addressed: Children in Private Schools
    [cir] Letter dated September 29, 2014, to Teach NYS President Sam 
Sutton and consultant David Rubel, regarding whether certain inclusive 
models could be used in the delivery of special education and related 
services to children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in 
private schools.

Section 615--Procedural Safeguards

Topic Addressed: Impartial Due Process Hearings
    [cir] Letter dated June 2, 2014, to Pennsylvania Attorney Mark W. 
Voigt, regarding a State's timeline for an LEA to implement a final due 
process hearing decision.

Part C--Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities

Section 640--Payor of Last Resort

Topic Addressed: System of Payments
    [cir] Letter dated July 10, 2014, to Texas Department of Assistive 
and Rehabilitative Services Part C Coordinator Kim Wedel, clarifying 
how the system of payment requirements can be implemented while using a 
parent's or child's public and private insurance or benefits as a 
funding source for services under Part C of IDEA.
Other Letters That Do Not Interpret Idea But May Be of Interest to 
    [cir] Dear Colleague Letter from the Office for Civil Rights dated 
May 14, 2014, regarding the applicability to public charter schools of 
Federal civil rights laws, regulations, and guidance.

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    Dated: July 15, 2015.
Michael K. Yudin,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 2015-17766 Filed 7-17-15; 8:45 am]