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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Public Hearings on Proposed Changes to Part B State Plan

Source: Bonnie Aaron, Director, Compliance

Intended Audience: System stakeholders in Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Date: July 31, 2012

The Office of Special Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is proposing changes to the State regulations implementing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The proposed changes are available for inspection until September 19, 2012, in the Office of the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Special Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 205 Jefferson Street, 4th floor, Jefferson Building, Jefferson City, MO 65102 during regular office hours and are also available on the office website at  

http://dese.mo.gov/se/stateplan/proposedstateplan2012.html.     

Public hearings will be held by webinar on:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1:00-2:00 p.m., http://dese.mo.gov/webinar/Webinar-08-21-12SE.htm

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

10:00-11:00 a.m., http://dese.mo.gov/webinar/Webinar08-29-12SE2.htm 

To participate in a webinar, type in or click on the corresponding link above on a computer with internet access and follow the directions.  During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to type in and submit your comments to Department staff.  The webinars will remain open to receive public comment for a minimum of one hour or until all comments have been received.

Individuals who require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, need to contact the Office of Special Education at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at least 72 hours prior to the event at 573-751-5739.

Written public comments on the proposed changes are being solicited and should be directed as follows no later than the close of business on September 10, 2012:

Bonnie Aaron, Director, Compliance

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education P.O. Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

Fax: 573-526-5946

Email: Idea.Comments@dese.mo.gov