List of Correspondence From January 1, 2015 Through March 31, 2015 and April 1, 2015 Through June 30, 2015, 2333-2334 [2017-00172]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices analysis and reporting. In this case the Secretary establishes a data collection period. 4. Performance Measures: Under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the Department developed the following performance measures to evaluate the overall effectiveness of CAMP: (1) The percentage of CAMP participants completing the first academic year of their postsecondary program, and (2) the percentage of CAMP participants who, after completing the first academic year of college, continue their postsecondary education. Applicants must propose annual targets for these measures in their applications. The national target for GPRA measure 1 for FY 2017 is that 86 percent of CAMP participants will complete the first academic year of their postsecondary program. The national target for GPRA measure 2 for FY 2017 is that 85 percent of CAMP participants continue their postsecondary education after completing the first academic year of college. The national targets for subsequent years may be adjusted based on additional baseline data. The panel readers will score related selection criteria on the basis of how well an applicant addresses these GPRA measures. Therefore, applicants will want to consider how to demonstrate a sound capacity to provide reliable data on the GPRA measures, including the project’s annual performance targets for addressing the GPRA performance measures, as is required by the Office of Management and Budget approved annual performance report that is included in the application package. All grantees will be required to submit, as part of their annual performance report, information with respect to these GPRA performance measures. 5. Continuation Awards: In making a continuation award under 34 CFR 75.253, the Secretary considers, among other things: Whether a grantee has made substantial progress in achieving the goals and objectives of the project; whether the grantee has expended funds in a manner that is consistent with its approved application and budget; and, if the Secretary has established performance measurement requirements, the performance targets in the grantee’s approved application. In making a continuation award, the Secretary also considers whether the grantee is operating in compliance with the assurances in its approved application, including those applicable to Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 from the Department (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23). VII. Agency Contact FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Bank, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3E338, Washington, DC 20202– 6135. Telephone: (202) 453–6389 or by email: emily.bank@ed.gov. If you use a TDD or TYY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. VIII. Other Information Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: 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 via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or PDF. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: January 4, 2017. Ann Whalen, Delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2017–00168 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P 2333 2015. 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 January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015 and April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. 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 612—State Eligibility DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Topic Addressed: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority List of Correspondence From January 1, 2015 Through March 31, 2015 and April 1, 2015 Through June 30, 2015 • Dear Colleague Letter dated April 15, 2015, providing guidance on best practices for the appropriate use of IDEA’s dispute resolution procedures and the importance of avoiding conflicting decisions when a public agency files a due process complaint on the same issues that are the subject of a parent’s pending State complaint. • Letter dated May 19, 2015, to Mississippi Department of Education, Special Assistant Attorney General Heather S. Deaton, regarding the State’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the first and second quarters of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 2334 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices duty to implement corrective actions to address the findings in a State complaint decision, and the types of corrective actions that can be ordered when a parent subsequently files a due process complaint involving some of the same issues. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Section 615—Procedural Safeguards AGENCY: Topic Addressed: Impartial Due Process Hearings • Letter dated January 7, 2015, to Minnesota attorney Margaret O’Sullivan Kane, regarding two issues related to due process hearings in Minnesota. Topic Addressed: Independent Educational Evalutions sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES • Letter dated February 23, 2015, to individual Debbie Baus, regarding a parent’s right to request an independent educational evaluation at public expense in an area that was not previously assessed by the public agency, and the public agency’s responsibilities after the parent makes the request. Electronic Access to This Document: 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 via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: January 4, 2017. Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2017–00172 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 [Docket No. ED–2017–ICCD–0001] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Annual Performance Report Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2017–ICCD–0001. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 226–62, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Tara Ramsey, 202–260–2063. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Annual Performance Report. OMB Control Number: 1810–0684. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 44. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,408. Abstract: The Office of Migrant Education is collecting information for the High School Equivalency Program Annual Performance Report in compliance with Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Sec. 418A; 20 U.S.C. 1070d–2 (special programs for students whose families are engaged in migrant and seasonal farm work), the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, Section 4 (1115), and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR 75.253. EDGAR states that recipients of multi-year discretionary grants must submit an Annual Performance Report demonstrating that substantial progress has been made towards meeting the approved objectives of the project. In addition, discretionary grantees are required to report on their progress toward meeting the performance measures established for the Department of Education grant program. The Office of Migrant Education requests an extension without change of a currently approved collection to continue the use of a customized Annual Performance Report that goes beyond the Department of Education generic form number 524B Annual Performance Report to facilitate the collection of more standardized and comprehensive data to inform GPRA, to improve the overall quality of data collected, and to increase the quality of data that can be used to inform policy decisions. The proposed changes to the 2017 HEP APR are changes to the HEP E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 5 (Monday, January 9, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


List of Correspondence From January 1, 2015 Through March 31, 
2015 and April 1, 2015 Through June 30, 2015

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 
Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list of 
correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) 
received by individuals during the first and second quarters of 2015. 
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 January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015 
and April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. 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 612--State Eligibility

Topic Addressed: State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority
     Dear Colleague Letter dated April 15, 2015, providing 
guidance on best practices for the appropriate use of IDEA's dispute 
resolution procedures and the importance of avoiding conflicting 
decisions when a public agency files a due process complaint on the 
same issues that are the subject of a parent's pending State complaint.
     Letter dated May 19, 2015, to Mississippi Department of 
Education, Special Assistant Attorney General Heather S. Deaton, 
regarding the State's

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duty to implement corrective actions to address the findings in a State 
complaint decision, and the types of corrective actions that can be 
ordered when a parent subsequently files a due process complaint 
involving some of the same issues.

Section 615--Procedural Safeguards

Topic Addressed: Impartial Due Process Hearings
     Letter dated January 7, 2015, to Minnesota attorney 
Margaret O'Sullivan Kane, regarding two issues related to due process 
hearings in Minnesota.
Topic Addressed: Independent Educational Evalutions
     Letter dated February 23, 2015, to individual Debbie Baus, 
regarding a parent's right to request an independent educational 
evaluation at public expense in an area that was not previously 
assessed by the public agency, and the public agency's responsibilities 
after the parent makes the request.
    Electronic Access to This Document: 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 via the Federal Digital System 
at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well 
as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you 
must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.

    Dated: January 4, 2017.
Sue Swenson,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
Services, delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties 
of the Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
Services.
[FR Doc. 2017-00172 Filed 1-6-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4000-01-P