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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-19



Annual State Application under Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act for Federal Fiscal Year 2000

[30 Pa.B. 50]

   Written Public Comment is invited regarding the Department of Education's proposed grant application to the United States Department of Education for funding under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act-Part B for fiscal year 2000. The application describes the comprehensive framework of the delivery of special education in the Commonwealth.

   The purpose is to receive comments on the Commonwealth's proposed application for Federal funds authorized by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act under Part B. Comments regarding necessary changes are especially welcomed. The proposed grant application provides modifications to the IDEA B State application that are necessary to ensure the State's compliance with Part B of the IDEA as amended June 4, 1997 or the final regulations implementing Part B issued on March 12, 1999 as deemed necessary by the state. These funds will be used to render services and programs to children with disabilities who are eligible for services under the Act.

   Copies of the proposed grant application are available by calling (717) 783-6134 or the TDD at (717) 787-7367. Alternative formats of the document (such as Braille, large print, cassette tape) can be made available to members of the public upon request. Moreover, public comment is welcomed in alternative formats such as Braille or taped comments, and telephone comments from the disabled. Persons who are disabled and wish to submit comments by telephone, should contact Nancy Zeigler at (717) 783-6134 or TDD (717) 787-7367.

   Written comments will be received until March 15, 2000. The written comments should be directed to: Judy Klebe, Special Education Advisor, Bureau of Special Education, 333 Market Street, 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126.

   Following receipt of all comments, the Department of Education will consider all public comments and make any necessary modifications to the proposed grant application before submission, by April 14, 2000, of the final grant application to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education.

   Additionally, the Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education will hold public testimony for those willing to present oral testimony on the proposed grant application. One written copy of the oral testimony at the time of the presentation would be appreciated. Presentations should be limited to 15 minutes.

   Dates, locations, and times for the oral testimony on the proposed grant application are as follows: February 10, 2000--2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Western Instructional Support Center, 5347 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia, PA 15044; February 14, 2000--2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Instructional Support Center, 200 Anderson Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406; February 15, 2000--2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Central Instructional Support Center, 6340 Flank Drive, Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17112. To schedule an opportunity to present testimony, please call Nancy Zeigler no later than February 5, 2000 at (717) 783-6134 or TDD at (717) 787-7367. Persons with a disability who wish to attend the public testimony scheduled above, and require auxiliary aid service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact Nancy Zeigler at the telephone number listed.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-19. Filed for public inspection December 30, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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