All 2002 OSEP Policy Letters

2002 OSEP Policy Letters
This page contains policy letters issued during 2002 listed in chronological order.

 2002

December 17, 2002 to Washington Department of Social and Health Services Indian Policy Advisory Committee Chair Marilyn M. Scott.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Distribution of Funds Provided to The Secretary of the Interior
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations; Section 619—Preschool Grants

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MS Word (38K)


November 21, 2002 to U.S. Congressman Dennis Moore.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements

PDF (128K) |
MS Word (39K)


November 20, 2002 to New Mexico Department of Health Program Manager Andrew Gomm.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Administration of Part C Funds
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 643—Allocation of Funds

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MS Word (39K)


November 19, 2002 to Dr. Perry A. Zirkel.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Procedural Safeguards
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

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MS Word (39K)


November 12, 2002 to Louisiana Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Rodney Watson.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Prohibition Against Supplanting
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 637- State Application and Assurances

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MS Word (24K)


November 8, 2002 to U.S. Congressman Ken Lucas.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child with a Disability
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

PDF (86K) |
MS Word (24K)


November 7, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Education Director of Accountability and Compliance Norena Hale.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations; Section 619—Preschool Grants

PDF (140K) |
MS Word (41K)


November 6, 2002 South Carolina Department of Education Director of Programs for Exceptional Children Susan D. DuRant.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Methods of Ensuring Services
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

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MS Word (33K)


October 29, 2002 to Dr. Perry A. Zirkel.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Applicability of Regulations
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

PDF (128K) |
MS Word (39K)


October 22, 2002 to Chief State School Officers.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs
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October 17, 2002 to Florida Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

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MS Word (38K)


October 9, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Independent Educational Evaluations
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

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MS Word (24K)


October 9, 2002 to NEA Professional Associate for Special Needs Patti Ralabate.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Notice to Parents
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

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MS Word (39K)


October 9, 2002 to Minneapolis Public Schools Executive Director of Special Education Colleen Baumtrog.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Eligibility Determinations
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements

PDF (86K) |
MS Word (24K)


October 9, 2002 to Beth L. Sims, Esq.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

PDF (194K | MS Word (44K)


September 30, 2002 memorandum to Governors and Chief State School Officers.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Authorization of Appropriations
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations
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September 25, 2002 to Rhode Island Department of Education Office of Special Needs Director Thomas P. DiPaolo.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Grants to States
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations

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MS Word (55K)


September 12, 2002 to Louisiana Assistant Legislative Auditor David K. Greer.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Due Process Hearings
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

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MS Word (33K)


August 13, 2002 to Dr. Lucille Linde.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Accountability for Results
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

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MS Word (38K)


August 8, 2002 to House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Captioning
SECTION OF IDEA: Part D—National Activities to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities; Subpart 2—Coordinated Research, Personnel Preparation, Technical Assistance, Support, and Dissemination of Information; Section 687—Technology Development, Demonstration, and Utilization; and Media Services.

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July 30, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Natural Environments
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan

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MS Word (25K)


July 30, 2002 to Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Special Education John Tommasini.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

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MS Word (47K)


July 29, 2002 to U.S. Representative C.L. “Butch” Otter.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

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MS Word (37K)


July 24, 2002 to Dear Colleague.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Accountability for Results
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs
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July 18, 2002 to individual, (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Confidentiality of Education Records
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

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MS Word (35K)


July 16, 2002 to Michael J. Hernandez, Esquire.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Maintenance of Effort
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

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MS Word (25K)


July 12, 2002 to U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child with a Disability
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

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MS Word (35K)


June 27, 2002 to Dina O. Harris, Esq., John F. Walsh, Esq. and Arizona Assistant Attorney General Kacey Gregson.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

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MS Word (52K)


June 27, 2002 to Illinois State Board of Education Director of Special Education Dr. Anthony E. Sims.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Individualized Education Programs
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements

PDF (88K) |
MS Word (63K)


June 26, 2002 to Connecticut Department of Education Bureau Chief George P. Dowaliby.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Timelines for Appeals
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

PDF (104K) |
MS Word (34K)


June 25, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Children Families and Learning Director of Special Education Norena A. Hale, Mississippi State Department of Education Program Improvement and Outreach Bureau Director Dr. Melody Bounds, and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinator of Special Education Services Melodie Friedebach.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Timelines for Appeals
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

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MS Word (33K)


June 14, 2002 to Dear Colleague.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs
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June 11, 2002 to Kentucky Acting Part C Coordinator Ms. Trish Howard.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan

PDF (69K) |
MS Word (41K)


June 4, 2002 to Arkansas Department of Education Associate Director of Special Education Marcia Harding.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Timelines for Appeals
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

PDF (108K) |
MS Word (55K)


June 4, 2002 to Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning Director of Special Education Norena A. Hale, Mississippi State Department of Education Program Improvement and Outreach Bureau Director Dr. Melody Bounds, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinator of Special Education Services Melodie Friedebach, and Nebraska Department of Education Special Populations Administrator Gary M. Sherman.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Timelines for Appeals
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

PDF (69K) |
MS Word (41K)


May 22, 2002 to Louisiana Department of Education Division of Appropriation Control Director Kitty Littlejohn.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Use of Funds
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations

PDF (101K) |
MS Word (77K)


May 10, 2002 to Florida Department of Education Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

PDF (69K) |
MS Word (41K)


April 30, 2002 to Alabama Superintendent of Education Edward R. Richardson.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Personnel Standards
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant to the Administration of IDEA Programs

PDF (69K) |
MS Word (41K)


April 26, 2002 OSEP memorandum 02-06.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Distribution of Funds
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations

PDF (113K) |
MS Word (46K)


April 19, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Special Education and Related Services
SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

PDF (69K) |
MS Word (37K)


April 2, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Condition of Assistance and Annual Count
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

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MS Word (57K)


April 2, 2002 to G. Emerson Dickman, Esquire.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Personnel Standards
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

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MS Word (47K)


March 6, 2002 to Texas Education Agency Division of Special Education Senior Director Eugene Lenz.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Prior Written Notice
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 615—Procedural Safeguards

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MS Word (63K)


February 22, 2002 to President Lee Grossman and Executive Director Rob Beck of the Autism Society of America.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Assistance Under Other Federal Programs
SECTION OF IDEA: Other Letters Relevant To the Administration of IDEA Programs

PDF (69K) |
MS Word (41K)


February 13, 2002 to U.S. Congresswoman Judy Biggert.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Amendment of Regulations
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 631—Findings and Policy

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MS Word (33K)


February 12, 2002 to Kelly C. Wilson, Esq..
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Early Intervention Services
SECTION OF IDEA: Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities; Section 636—Individualized Family Service Plan

PDF (108K) |
MS Word (55K)


February 12, 2002 to Connecticut Department of Education Associate Commissioner George Coleman.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Charter Schools
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 613—Local Educational Agency Eligibility

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MS Word (47K)


February 12, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Free Appropriate Public Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

PDF (121K) |
MS Word (52K)


January 30, 2002 to Florida Department of Education Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services Chief Shan Goff.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Special Education
SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

PDF (113K) |
MS Word (46K)


January 18, 2002 to U.S. Congresswoman Patsy Mink.
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Responsibilities of the Office of Special Education Programs
SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 603—Office of Special Education Programs

PDF (101K) |
MS Word (77K)


January 18, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Condition of Assistance
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 612—State Eligibility

PDF (77K) |
MS Word (57K)


January 14, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Disproportionality
SECTION OF IDEA: Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities; Section 618—Program Information

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MS Word (34K)


January 7, 2002 to individual (personally identifiable information redacted).
TOPIC ADDRESSED: Child With a Disability
SECTION OF IDEA: Part A—General Provisions; Section 602—Definitions

PDF (69K) |
MS Word (37K)


Last Modified: 03/31/2016