ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-186

Date Created : 04/22/2010


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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Public Review & Comment, Special Ed Rules Revisions

Regulatory Authority:
(IDEA) 20 U.S.C.A., Section 1400 et seq.

Contact Person:
Ms. Marcia Harding, Associate Director

Phone Number:


On Monday, April 12, 2010, the Arkansas State Board of Education approved for public review the proposed revisions to the special education rules: Procedural Requirements and Program Standards, and Eligibility Criteria and Program Guidelines for Children with Disabilities Ages 3-21. The 60-day public review and comment period will run from April 13, 2010, through June 11, 2010. The 30-day period for submitting written comment will run from April 26, 2010, to 4:30 p.m. on May 25, 2010.

Written comments should be submitted to:

Marcia Harding, Associate Director
Arkansas Department of Education
Special Education Division
1401 W. Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201

A public hearing will be held from 10 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the Arkansas Department of Education, Arch Ford Building Auditorium, #4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

During the public review period, the documents may be accessed online at The documents may also be obtained on-site at the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Division Office, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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