NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
In accordance with federal regulations, North Dakota State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kirsten Baesler, has announced that the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is making available for review the draft of the State Eligibility Requirements document for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 04). The State's initial application for Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 funds under Part B of the IDEA is available on the NDDPI website at: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/sites/www/files/documents/SpeEd/FFY%202020% 20Part%0B%20ApplicationND.pdf from Monday, February 24, 2020 through May 4, 2020. Printed copies of the initial application are also available upon request by calling the Office of Special Education at 701-328-2277.
The NDDPI Office of Special Education will hold a public meeting for the purpose of receiving comments on April 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This public meeting will be held on the 9th floor of the North Dakota State Capitol at 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck ND 58505-0440.
The NDDPI Office of Special Education will accept written comments regarding the initial application during a period of time from February 24, 2020 through May 4, 2020. Written comments are to be submitted to:
Gerry Teevens, Director of Special
Department of Public Instruction
Office of Special Education
600 E Blvd Ave, Dept 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
Public Law 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 04) has recently been amended. The purpose of the Act and Eligibility Requirements document is to assure that children with disabilities and their parents are protected, to assist states in providing for the education of all children with disabilities, and to assess and assure the effectiveness of efforts to educate children with disabilities.
By submitting the initial application for Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020, the NDDPI assures the U.S. Department of Education, that required revisions or additions to State policies and procedures have been made available for public comment.
(March 24, 2020)