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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-2004


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act--Part B

[32 Pa.B. 5523]

   Written public comment is invited regarding the Department of Education's (Department) proposed modifications to its policies and procedures under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act--Part B (IDEA-B). The grant on file with the United States Department of Education describes the State's policies and procedures in effect to ensure the Department meets the Federal requirements to ensure that a free appropriate public education is made available to all children with a disability from 3 to 21 years of age. The policies and procedures on file with the United States Department of Education are available for viewing at or by contacting Dennis A. McLaughlin at (717) 783-6877.

   The IDEA-B funds, received under 34 CFR 300.110, will be used to render services and programs to children with disabilities who are eligible for services under IDEA-B as well as training and technical assistance given to professional staff who render services to children with disabilities.

   Copies of the proposed modifications are available by calling (717) 783-2311 or the TDD at (717) 787-7367. Alternative formats of the documents (for example, Braille, large print, cassette tape) can be made available to members of the public upon request. Persons with a disability who wish to submit comments by telephone should contact Nancy Zeigler at (717) 783-6134.

   Written comments will be received until February 3, 2003, and should be directed to Dr. Dennis A. McLaughlin, Department of Education, 333 Market Street, 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.

   Following receipt of comments, the Department will consider the public comments and make necessary modifications to the policies and procedures before submission of the final proposal to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education by March 3, 2003.

   Additionally, opportunity for public testimony will be held by the Department, Bureau of Special Education, for individuals wishing to present oral testimony on the proposed modifications. One written copy of oral testimony at the time of presentation would be appreciated. Presentations should be limited to 15 minutes.

   Dates, locations, and times for oral testimony on the modifications are as follows:

January 14, 2003
3 p.m.--7 p.m.
PaTTAN--King of Prussia
200 Anderson Road
King of Prussia, PA

January 15, 2003
3 p.m.--7 p.m.
Gateway Corporate Center
6340 Flank Drive
Harrisburg, PA

January 16, 2003
3 p.m.--7 p.m.
3190 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA

   To schedule an opportunity to present testimony, contact Nancy Zeigler by January 10, 2003. Persons with a disability who wish to attend the public testimony scheduled and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact Nancy Zeigler at the previous telephone number.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-2004. Filed for public inspection November 8, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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