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Rulemaking and Public Comment

Notice of Annual State Application for Fiscal Year 2015

OSPI amended its annual state application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Federal Fiscal Year 2015. This application is now available for public comment. 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 and refer to the Annual State Special Education Application.

This application is broken 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 and Section V confirms the States Maintenance of Financial Support.

Review the application (PDF) (posted 2/25/15)

Notice of Preproposal Statement of Inquiry

On March 16, 2015, OSPI filed a Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR 101) to address possible rule making activity. The CR-101 is the first step in the rulemaking process and areas of possible rule-making. OSPI filed the CR-101 because of potential changes to state law regarding the restraint and isolation and the use of aversive interventions for students eligible for special education under WAC 392-172A. (See: Substitute House Bill 1240 and Second Substitute Senate Bill 5908) OSPI is also considering rule changes to WAC 392-172A-05125, addressing a student’s status during due process proceedings, and may also consider any needed clerical or technical changes to ensure the regulations are consistent with current federal law.

If you are interested in providing proposed regulatory language or comments about these potential rule making areas, before OSPI drafts rules, please send them to : Dr. Douglas H. Gill, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education, OSPI, P.O Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200; by Facsimile at (360) 586-0247; or by email to, with the words “2015 Rulemaking” in the subject line.

If you have any questions about this proposal, please contact Pamela McPartland at or (360) 725-6075.



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