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Rulemaking and Public Comment

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Special Education


Review notices of any rulemaking activities or public comment opportunities that are specific to state special education.

IDEA Federal Grant  

The annual OSPI application for federal IDEA funds will be available for public review and comment for a period of 60 days, prior to the final May 21, 2021 submission to the USDOE Office of Special Education Programs. Comments may also be submitted in writing to OSPIs Special Education team no later May 12, 2021!

Special Education Rule Making

In preparation for filing a CR-102 (Notice of Proposed Rule Making), OSPI provided stakeholders from across the state of Washington with an opportunity to submit feedback and commentary on possible revisions to Chapter 392-172A WAC. OSPI appreciates the many thoughtful comments and suggestions received. This document summarizes stakeholder input in each section and includes an explanation of the actions taken in relation to the proposed rules now open for public comment. Any responses and additional comments are welcomed through the formal public comment period.

Public Hearings

OSPI is now accepting public comments for proposed changes to rules related to Special Education. The rules are also known as the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). OSPI will also hold two public hearings during the public comment period in January 2021.