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MSDE NOTICE
For Immediate Release Contact:Ardena Walker, 410-767-0242
Important news for the public NEWS RELEASE
COMMENT PERIOD OPENS FOR PART B OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA) STATE APPLICATION
BALTIMORE, MD (March 9, 2011)
The General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) requires Maryland to make the proposed State Application for Federal Funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) available for public review for 60 days and to accept comments for at least 30 days. The Maryland State Department of Education federal fiscal year (FFY) 2011 State Application for Federal Funds under Part B of IDEA is available for public review from March 8 through May 6, 2011 on the MSDE website at http://marylandpublicschools.org. The proposed FFY 2011 State Application under Part B of IDEA is also available for review by visiting the office of the local director of special education for a local school system.

The application includes a checklist of assurances that Maryland has policies and procedures in effect to comply with the requirements of IDEA. Maryland assures that policies and procedures will be in effect as changes in State and local procedures are made consistent with the IDEA. The plan for expenditure of state-level IDEA funds by category is also a component of the State Application.

Written comments only will be accepted from March 15, 2011 through April 15, 2011. Comments must be addressed to:

Ardena Walker, Section Chief
Grants Program Management Section
Special Education Administration Policy Branch
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

OR

awalker1@msde.state.md.us


If you have any concerns regarding this notice, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Walker at 410-767-0242.

State Application for Federal Funds under Part B of the Individuals
with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  


Section ll-2 #1 (Attachment l)  

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