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Rulemaking and Public Comment

The Special Education Section posts notices of any rulemaking activities that are specific to possible rule changes to state special education rules.

We invite and encourage participation in the rule making process either through providing written comment or providing public comment, when public hearings are scheduled. Your written or public comments regarding proposed rules improve our efforts in developing final rules.

Notice of Annual State Application for Fiscal Year 2017 Public Comment Period

The annual state fund application for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 is now available for public comment. This notice is given to announce and invite, public review and public written comment. This application is divided into the following sections: Section I contains the submission statement. Section II contains assurances related to policies and procedures required by Part B of the IDEA. Section III is a description of the use of funds under Part B of IDEA 2004. Section IV describes State Administration, Section V confirms the State's Maintenance of Financial Support.

Public Comment: A required 30-day Public Written Comment period regarding Washington's Part B IDEA Annual Application will occur through April 19, 2017. Please submit your comments in writing to, fax to 360-586-0247, or mail to the Special Education Office, OSPI, PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200. When submitting your written comments, please insert in the subject line, "WA Part B Annual State Special Education Application, Public Comments."

Public Review: This Annual Application for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 (FFY 17) was posted on March 9, 2017 on OSPI's website.



   Updated 3/9/2017

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