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Subject: Proposed Changes to Part C State Plan

Source: CJ Hubbard, Assistant Director, Special Education Compliance

Intended Audience: Stakeholders in Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Date: September 20, 2010

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Office of Special Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is proposing changes to the state regulations implementing Part C (birth to three years) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The proposed changes are available for inspection in the Office of the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Special Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 205 Jefferson, Jefferson City, MO  65102 during regular office hours.  The proposed changes are also available on the Office of Special Education website at:  http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/stateplan/index.html

Two (2) public hearings will be conducted on the proposed changes during the month of October 2010.  The dates, times, and locations for the public hearings follow, and are on the Office of Special Education website http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/FirstSteps/, or can be obtained by calling the Office of Special Education Compliance at 573-751-0699.

October 21, 2010

(3:00-5:00 PM) - St. Louis

Special School District of St. Louis County             

Central Office Board Room               

12110  Clayton Road, Town & Country, MO  63131

October 28, 2010

(2:00-4:00 PM) - Jefferson City

Governor Office Building, Room 450

200 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO  65101

Public written comments on the proposed changes are being solicited from October 4, 2010, through November 2, 2010, and should be directed as follows no later than the close of business on November 2, 2010, to:    

              Jacqueline Bruner, Director

              Special Education Compliance

              P. O. Box 480

              Jefferson City, MO  65102-0480

              Fax: 573-526-4404

                            E-mail: idea.comments@dese.mo.gov