Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence, 28478-28479 [E7-9749]

Download as PDF 28478 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 97 / Monday, May 21, 2007 / Notices containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Dated: May 14, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. National Institute for Literacy Type of Review: New. Title: LINCS Professional Development Mapping Survey. Frequency: One time. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 100. Burden Hours: 63. Abstract: The LINCS Professional Development Mapping Survey will gather information about existing practices, approaches and delivery systems for the professional development of adult education practitioners and volunteers in the states. The LINCS Professional Development Mapping process includes surveying state-level staff to gather information about what professional development opportunities are provided for practitioners; this information will be useful in order to improve the services of the Institute. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3344. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 May 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. contain interpretations of the requirements of 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 and its regulations. The date of and topic addressed by a letter are identified, and summary information is also provided, as appropriate. To protect the privacy interests of the individual or individuals involved, personally identifiable information has been deleted, as appropriate. [FR Doc. E7–9655 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] Topic Addressed: Child With a Disability Æ Letter dated July 11, 2006 to individuals (personally identifiable information redacted), regarding whether a State must use the term ‘‘mental retardation’’ or any other terms contained in the definition of ‘‘child with a disability’’ from Part B of IDEA when describing children eligible for services under IDEA and State law. BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence Department of Education. List of Correspondence from July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Under section 607(f) of IDEA, the Secretary is required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that describes the interpretations of the Department of IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melisande Lee or JoLeta Reynolds. Telephone: (202) 245–7468. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of this notice in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The following list identifies correspondence from the Department issued from July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006. Included on the list are those letters that SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Part A—General Provisions Section 602—Definitions Topic Addressed: Special Education and Related Services Æ Letter dated September 19, 2006 to U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, regarding the maintenance and programming of surgically implanted medical devices, including cochlear implants. Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities Section 612—State Eligibility Topic Addressed: Maintenance of Effort Æ Letter dated July 26, 2006 to Maryland State Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Carol Ann Baglin, regarding the maintenance of effort requirements in Part B of IDEA that apply to local educational agencies (LEAs) and a State educational agency’s responsibilities to ensure that its LEAs comply with these requirements. OTHER LETTERS NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO IDEA OR THE IDEA REGULATIONS BUT THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE PUBLIC Topic Addressed: Highly Qualified Teachers Æ Letter dated September 5, 2006 to Chief State School Officers, regarding efforts to ensure that all core academic subjects are taught by highly qualified and effective teachers and asking States to restrict the use of High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) procedures to certain situations. E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 97 / Monday, May 21, 2007 / Notices Topic Addressed: Confidentiality of Education Records Æ Letter dated February 2, 2006 to Pennsylvania Department of Education Assistant Counsel Karen S. Feuchtenberger, from Family Policy Compliance Office Director LeRoy S. Rooker, regarding whether, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a charter school may disclose certain personally identifiable information from the education records of a child with a disability, in the absence of parent consent, to the child’s school district of residence in order to obtain an additional State subsidy for children with disabilities receiving special education and related services at the charter school. Electronic Access to This Document You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ news/fedregister/index.html. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027, Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities) Dated: May 15, 2007. John H. Hager, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. E7–9749 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Under section 607(f) of IDEA, the Secretary is required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that describes the interpretations of the Department of IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melisande Lee or JoLeta Reynolds. Telephone: (202) 245–7468. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of this notice in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence from the Department issued from October 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. Included on the list are those letters that contain interpretations of the requirements of 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 and its regulations. The date of and topic addressed by a letter are identified, and summary information is also provided, as appropriate. To protect the privacy interests of the individual or individuals involved, personally identifiable information has been deleted, as appropriate. Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children With Disabilities Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; Use of Funds; Authorization of Appropriations Topic Addressed: Allotment Æ Letter dated November 20, 2006 to Washington, DC attorney Leigh Manasevit, regarding the reallocation of high cost funds that were not expended before the last year of availability. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence Section 612—State Eligibility ACTION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: Topic Addressed: Free Appropriate Public Education Æ Letter dated December 22, 2006 to National Association of Public Health Systems Executive Director Mark Covall, regarding the obligation to ensure that a free appropriate public education is available to children with Department of Education. List of Correspondence from October 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 May 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28479 disabilities who are placed by a noneducational public agency in a public or private residential program and clarifying that determining the specific school district or local educational agency responsible for the cost of that residential placement is a matter of State law, policy or practice. Topic Addressed: Confidentiality of Education Records. cir; Letter dated October 13, 2006 to Texas Education Agency General Counsel David A. Anderson, regarding confidentiality issues raised by IDEA and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act related to the public dissemination of special education due process hearing decisions. Topic Addressed: Children With Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools. Æ Letter dated December 1, 2006 to U.S. Representative Christopher Smith, regarding the applicability of equitable participation requirements to children with disabilities ages three through five enrolled by their parents in private schools or facilities. Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements Topic Addressed: Evaluations and Reevaluations Æ Letter dated October 19, 2006 to National Association of School Psychologists Executive Director Susan Gorin, regarding the role of school psychologists in administering assessments and the regulatory changes in procedures for evaluating children suspected of having learning disabilities Topic Addressed: Individualized Education Programs Æ Letter dated October 19, 2006 to TASH Executive Director Barbara Trader, clarifying that the IDEA, while requiring the individualized education program team (IEP Team) to consider the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, does not include a prohibition on the use of aversive behavioral interventions and that the decision whether to allow IEP Teams to consider the use of such interventions is a decision left to each State. Topic Addressed: Educational Placements Æ Letter dated November 3, 2006 to Iowa Bureau of Children, Family, and Community Services Chief Lana Michelson, regarding the educational placement of students, including E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of 
Correspondence

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: List of Correspondence from July 1, 2006 through September 30, 
2006.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to 
section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as 
amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 
of 2004 (IDEA). Under section 607(f) of IDEA, the Secretary is 
required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a 
list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education 
(Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that 
describes the interpretations of the Department of IDEA or the 
regulations that implement IDEA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melisande Lee or JoLeta Reynolds. 
Telephone: (202) 245-7468.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of this notice in 
an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or 
computer diskette) on request to the contact persons listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence 
from the Department issued from July 1, 2006 through September 30, 
2006. Included on the list are those letters that contain 
interpretations of the requirements of 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 and its regulations. The date of and topic addressed by a 
letter are identified, and summary information is also provided, as 
appropriate. To protect the privacy interests of the individual or 
individuals involved, personally identifiable information has been 
deleted, as appropriate.

Part A--General Provisions

Section 602--Definitions

Topic Addressed: Child With a Disability
    [cir] Letter dated July 11, 2006 to individuals (personally 
identifiable information redacted), regarding whether a State must use 
the term ``mental retardation'' or any other terms contained in the 
definition of ``child with a disability'' from Part B of IDEA when 
describing children eligible for services under IDEA and State law.
Topic Addressed: Special Education and Related Services
    [cir] Letter dated September 19, 2006 to U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, 
regarding the maintenance and programming of surgically implanted 
medical devices, including cochlear implants.

Part B--Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities

Section 612--State Eligibility

Topic Addressed: Maintenance of Effort
    [cir] Letter dated July 26, 2006 to Maryland State Department of 
Education Assistant Superintendent Carol Ann Baglin, regarding the 
maintenance of effort requirements in Part B of IDEA that apply to 
local educational agencies (LEAs) and a State educational agency's 
responsibilities to ensure that its LEAs comply with these 
requirements. OTHER LETTERS NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO IDEA OR THE IDEA 
REGULATIONS BUT THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE PUBLIC
Topic Addressed: Highly Qualified Teachers
    [cir] Letter dated September 5, 2006 to Chief State School 
Officers, regarding efforts to ensure that all core academic subjects 
are taught by highly qualified and effective teachers and asking States 
to restrict the use of High Objective Uniform State Standard of 
Evaluation (HOUSSE) procedures to certain situations.

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Topic Addressed: Confidentiality of Education Records
    [cir] Letter dated February 2, 2006 to Pennsylvania Department of 
Education Assistant Counsel Karen S. Feuchtenberger, from Family Policy 
Compliance Office Director LeRoy S. Rooker, regarding whether, under 
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a charter school may 
disclose certain personally identifiable information from the education 
records of a child with a disability, in the absence of parent consent, 
to the child's school district of residence in order to obtain an 
additional State subsidy for children with disabilities receiving 
special education and related services at the charter school.

Electronic Access to This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: 
http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister/index.html.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027, Assistance to 
States for Education of Children with Disabilities)

    Dated: May 15, 2007.
John H. Hager,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. E7-9749 Filed 5-18-07; 8:45 am]
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