Thursday, March 12, 2009

Comments needed on city's plan for students with disabilities

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has posted the city's draft FY 2009 application for IDEA Part B for public comment.   According to the press release, "IDEA Part B funds provide a portion of the overall funds that support the efforts of the OSSE to 'create and support interventions that allow students with disabilities to receive an excellent education and life skills training to become well educated, independent, and productive members of our community (OSSE Strategic Plan, 2008).'"

There is a 60-day comment period; comments must be submitted by May 10, 2009. (The draft plan is here.)   Comments should be directed to Gregory Ellis at Gregory[DOT]Ellis[AT]dc[DOT]gov.