List of Correspondence From January 1, 2019, Through March 31, 2020, 29706-29707 [2020-10542]

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[FR Doc. 2020–10603 Filed 5–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION List of Correspondence From January 1, 2019, Through March 31, 2020 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 all four quarters of calendar year 2019 and the first quarter of calendar year 2020. The correspondence describes the Department’s interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement 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, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5112, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–2500. Telephone: (202) 245–6493. Email: Jessica.Spataro@ed.gov. 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, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 May 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting Jessica Spataro at (202) 245–6493. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence for five quarters, January 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. Under section 607(f) of 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 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. 2019—First Quarter Letters PART B—ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES SECTION 612—STATE ELIGIBILITY TOPIC ADDRESSED: CHILD FIND Æ Letter dated January 29, 2019, to District of Columbia Public Schools, Non-Public Unit Director, Joshua Wayne, regarding local educational agencies’ (LEAs) obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with disabilities parentally placed in private school. TOPIC ADDRESSED: FAPE Æ Letter dated January 29, 2019, to Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Melissa Duncan, regarding whether a department of corrections fails to provide FAPE under IDEA when it only offers students the ability to graduate with a General Education Development credential. SECTION 614—EVALUATIONS, ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS, INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENTS TOPIC ADDRESSED: EVALUATION PROCEDURES Æ Letter dated January 29, 2019, to Pennsylvania attorney Perry A. Zirkel, answering a series of questions about response to intervention and multitiered systems of support. TOPIC ADDRESSED: INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS (IEPs) Æ Letter dated February 21, 2019, to California attorney Lawrence Siegel, addressing several questions about a child with a disability who transfers to a new LEA during the summer. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 TOPIC ADDRESSED: EVALUATIONS, PARENTAL CONSENT, AND REEVALUATIONS Æ Letter dated February 22, 2019, to Oakland Schools, Executive Director for Special Populations, Karen J. Olex, regarding parental consent prior to conducting transition assessments. SECTION 615—PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS TOPIC ADDRESSED: PROTECTIONS FOR CHILDREN NOT YET ELIGIBLE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES Æ Letter dated January 29, 2019, to New York Office of Legal Services, Executive Deputy Counsel for Risk Management and Litigation, Judy Nathan, clarifying several questions on the protections of children not yet determined eligible for special education and related services under IDEA. 2019—Second Quarter Letters PART B—ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES SECTION 614—EVALUATIONS, ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS, INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENTS TOPIC ADDRESSED: IEPs Æ Letter dated May 2, 2019, to Massachusetts advocate Craig Haller, regarding IEP Team membership. TOPIC ADDRESSED: EVALUATIONS AND REEVALUATIONS Æ Letter dated May 2, 2019, to California attorney Brittany N. Mills, addressing a series of questions about functional vision assessments. SECTION 615—PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS TOPIC ADDRESSED: INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS Æ Letter dated May 2, 2019, to Pennsylvania attorney Perry A. Zirkel, addressing a series of questions about independent educational evaluations. TOPIC ADDRESSED: IMPARTIAL DUE PROCESS HEARINGS Æ Letter dated May 13, 2019, to Pennsylvania attorney Perry A. Zirkel, addressing a series of questions about State complaint and due process hearing procedures. 2019—Third Quarter Letters PART B—ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES SECTION 612—STATE ELIGIBILITY TOPIC ADDRESSED: STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCY (SEA) GENERAL SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 96 / Monday, May 18, 2020 / Notices Æ Letter dated July 3, 2019, to Pennsylvania attorney Perry A. Zirkel, addressing a series of questions regarding an SEA’s complaint procedures process, in particular, about enforcement actions and resolution of State complaints. TOPIC ADDRESSED: FAPE Æ Letter dated September 9, 2019, to California attorney Jill C. Rowland, addressing a series of questions about FAPE provided at a preschool day program. SECTION 614—EVALUATIONS, ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS, INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENTS TOPIC ADDRESSED: IEPs Æ Letter dated September 9, 2019, to individual (personally identifiable information redacted), regarding the attendance of a transition aged student with a disability at the student’s IEP meeting where the results of assessments will be discussed. 2019—Fourth Quarter Letters PART B—ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES SECTION 612—STATE ELIGIBILITY TOPIC ADDRESSED: SEA GENERAL SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY Æ Letter dated October 23, 2019, to individual (personally identifiable information redacted), regarding compensatory education when a family relocates to a different State. SECTION 614—EVALUATIONS, ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS, INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENTS TOPIC ADDRESSED: IEPs Æ Letter dated November 22, 2019, to Colorado attorney Michael Breeskin, regarding parental involvement in the placement decisions for children with disabilities. 2020—First Quarter—No letters Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 May 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. Mark Schultz, Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration. Delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2020–10542 Filed 5–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0045] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Lender’s Application for Insurance Claim Form and Request for Collection Assistance Form Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202–377–4018. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 29707 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 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: Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Lender’s Application for Insurance Claim Form and Request for Collection Assistance Form. OMB Control Number: 1845–0127. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 296. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 76. Abstract: The HEAL Lender’s Application for Insurance Claim and the Request for Collection Assistance forms are used in the administration of the Health Education Assistant Loan (HEAL) program. The HEAL program provided federally insured loans to students in certain health professions disciplines, and these forms are used in the administration of the HEAL program. The Lender’s Application for Insurance Claim is used by the lending institution to request payment of a claim by the Federal Government. The Request for Collection Assistance form is used by the lender to request preclaims assistance from the Department. Section 525 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, transferred the collection of the Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) program loans from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the U.S. Department of Education. Dated: May 13, 2020. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 96 (Monday, May 18, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


List of Correspondence From January 1, 2019, Through March 31, 
2020

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 all four quarters of calendar year 2019 
and the first quarter of calendar year 2020. The correspondence 
describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with 
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement 
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, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5112, Potomac Center Plaza, 
Washington, DC 20202-2500. Telephone: (202) 245-6493. Email: 
[email protected].
    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 at (202) 245-6493.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following list identifies correspondence 
for five quarters, January 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. Under 
section 607(f) of 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 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.

2019--First Quarter Letters
PART B--ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
SECTION 612--STATE ELIGIBILITY
TOPIC ADDRESSED: CHILD FIND

    [cir] Letter dated January 29, 2019, to District of Columbia Public 
Schools, Non-Public Unit Director, Joshua Wayne, regarding local 
educational agencies' (LEAs) obligation to provide a free appropriate 
public education (FAPE) to children with disabilities parentally placed 
in private school.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: FAPE

    [cir] Letter dated January 29, 2019, to Legal Aid Society of Palm 
Beach County, Melissa Duncan, regarding whether a department of 
corrections fails to provide FAPE under IDEA when it only offers 
students the ability to graduate with a General Education Development 
credential.

SECTION 614--EVALUATIONS, ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS, INDIVIDUALIZED 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENTS
TOPIC ADDRESSED: EVALUATION PROCEDURES

    [cir] Letter dated January 29, 2019, to Pennsylvania attorney Perry 
A. Zirkel, answering a series of questions about response to 
intervention and multi-tiered systems of support.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS (IEPs)

    [cir] Letter dated February 21, 2019, to California attorney 
Lawrence Siegel, addressing several questions about a child with a 
disability who transfers to a new LEA during the summer.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: EVALUATIONS, PARENTAL CONSENT, AND REEVALUATIONS

    [cir] Letter dated February 22, 2019, to Oakland Schools, Executive 
Director for Special Populations, Karen J. Olex, regarding parental 
consent prior to conducting transition assessments.

SECTION 615--PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS
TOPIC ADDRESSED: PROTECTIONS FOR CHILDREN NOT YET ELIGIBLE FOR SPECIAL 
EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES

    [cir] Letter dated January 29, 2019, to New York Office of Legal 
Services, Executive Deputy Counsel for Risk Management and Litigation, 
Judy Nathan, clarifying several questions on the protections of 
children not yet determined eligible for special education and related 
services under IDEA.

2019--Second Quarter Letters
PART B--ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
SECTION 614--EVALUATIONS, ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS, INDIVIDUALIZED 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENTS
TOPIC ADDRESSED: IEPs

    [cir] Letter dated May 2, 2019, to Massachusetts advocate Craig 
Haller, regarding IEP Team membership.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: EVALUATIONS AND REEVALUATIONS

    [cir] Letter dated May 2, 2019, to California attorney Brittany N. 
Mills, addressing a series of questions about functional vision 
assessments.

SECTION 615--PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS
TOPIC ADDRESSED: INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS

    [cir] Letter dated May 2, 2019, to Pennsylvania attorney Perry A. 
Zirkel, addressing a series of questions about independent educational 
evaluations.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: IMPARTIAL DUE PROCESS HEARINGS

    [cir] Letter dated May 13, 2019, to Pennsylvania attorney Perry A. 
Zirkel, addressing a series of questions about State complaint and due 
process hearing procedures.

2019--Third Quarter Letters
PART B--ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
SECTION 612--STATE ELIGIBILITY
TOPIC ADDRESSED: STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCY (SEA) GENERAL SUPERVISORY 
AUTHORITY


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    [cir] Letter dated July 3, 2019, to Pennsylvania attorney Perry A. 
Zirkel, addressing a series of questions regarding an SEA's complaint 
procedures process, in particular, about enforcement actions and 
resolution of State complaints.

TOPIC ADDRESSED: FAPE

    [cir] Letter dated September 9, 2019, to California attorney Jill 
C. Rowland, addressing a series of questions about FAPE provided at a 
preschool day program.

SECTION 614--EVALUATIONS, ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS, INDIVIDUALIZED 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENTS
TOPIC ADDRESSED: IEPs

    [cir] Letter dated September 9, 2019, to individual (personally 
identifiable information redacted), regarding the attendance of a 
transition aged student with a disability at the student's IEP meeting 
where the results of assessments will be discussed.

2019--Fourth Quarter Letters
PART B--ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
SECTION 612--STATE ELIGIBILITY
TOPIC ADDRESSED: SEA GENERAL SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

    [cir] Letter dated October 23, 2019, to individual (personally 
identifiable information redacted), regarding compensatory education 
when a family relocates to a different State.

SECTION 614--EVALUATIONS, ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS, INDIVIDUALIZED 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENTS
TOPIC ADDRESSED: IEPs

    [cir] Letter dated November 22, 2019, to Colorado attorney Michael 
Breeskin, regarding parental involvement in the placement decisions for 
children with disabilities.

2020--First Quarter--No letters

    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may 
access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of 
Federal Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. 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.

Mark Schultz,
Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration. Delegated the 
authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant 
Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative 
Services.
[FR Doc. 2020-10542 Filed 5-15-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4000-01-P