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Oregon IDEA Part B Application: public notice and comment periods

Each year, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is required to complete and submit United States Department of Education (USDOE) applications to be eligible for funds under Parts B (3-21) and Part C (birth-2) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004). The Part C application is due to USDOE by April 20, 2007; the Part B application is due by May 4, 2007. ODE is required to complete and publicly post both applications for 60 days for public review. Thirty days within the 60 day posting period must be designated for receiving public comment related to the applications. ODE will review all public comments and implement changes, if needed. ODE completed and posted both the Part B and Part C applications for public review on the ODE website (http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=260 ) on February 20, 2007. The 60 day public notice period started on February 20, 2007 and continues through April 20, 2007. The 30 day period for receiving public comment began February 20 and ends March 21, 2007. Please note that initially the financial portions of the applications were posted with the same dollar amounts as the previous year. USDOE instructed states to do this until such time as an official 2007-2008 IDEA allocation was known. Last week ODE received the 2007-2008 IDEA Part B and C allocation information, and we have updated the posted Part B and Part C applications to reflect this new information. Please direct electronic public comments on the Part B application to Eric Richards at eric.richards@state.or.us. Comments on the Part C application may be submitted to Jennifer Olson at jennifer.olson@state.or.us. You may also fax your comments to Eric or Jennifer at (503) 378-5156 or mail comments to: Oregon Department of Education Office of Student Learning and Partnerships Public Services Building 255 Capitol St. NE Salem, OR 97310 If you have any difficulty opening the attached document, please contact Jan Burgoyne at jan.burgoyne@state.or.us or 503-947-5784. Nancy Latini, PhD Assistant Superintendent Student Learning & Partnerships

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