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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-32



Amendments to Eligibility Grant Application; Public Comment Period

[31 Pa.B. 161]

   Written public comment is invited regarding the Department of Education's proposed amendments to its Eligibility Grant Application under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act-Part B (IDEA-B), Section 611, Assistance for Education for All Children and Section 619, Preschool. The eligibility grant represents a contract between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the United States Department of Education under IDEA-B. The grant application describes the comprehensive framework for the delivery of special education to students with disabilities in the Commonwealth under IDEA-B. Grant funds received by the State Education Agency will be used to administer and render services and programs to children with disabilities who are eligible for services under the IDEA-B.

   Copies of the proposed amendments are available by calling Laura Davis at (717) 783-6137 or the TDD, Nancy Zeigler at (717) 787-7367. Alternate formats of the documents (for example, Braille, large print, cassette tape) can be made available to members of the public upon request. Moreover, public comment is welcomed in alternative formats such as Braille, taped comments, and telephone comments from the disabled. Person who are disabled and wish to submit comments by telephone should call Nancy Zeigler at (717) 783-6134 or TDD (717) 787-7367.

   Written comments will be received until March 13, 2001. The written comments should be directed to Laura Davis, Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, 333 Market Street, 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.

   The Department of Education will consider all public comments and make necessary modifications to the application before submission, by March 15, 2001, to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education. Upon the grant's approval, access to the application will be available to the public.

   Additionally, an opportunity to submit oral testimony is invited for those wishing to present comments on the proposed application amendments. One written copy of oral testimony at the time of presentation would be appreciated. Presentations should be limited to 15 minutes.

   Dates, locations and times for oral testimony on the proposed application are as follows:

   February 20, 2001--3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network of King of Prussia, 200 Anderson Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406;

   February 21, 2001--3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network of Harrisburg, 6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600, Harrisburg, PA 17112;

   February 22, 2001--3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network of Pittsburgh, 5347 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia, PA 15044.

   To schedule an opportunity to present oral testimony, please call Laura Davis no later than February 13, 2001, (4 p.m.) at (717) 783-6137 or TDD at (717) 787-7367. Persons with a disability who wish to attend the public testimony scheduled above and require an auxiliary aid service or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings should contact Nancy Zeigler at (717) 783-6134.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-32. Filed for public inspection January 12, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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