NEWS RELEASES 2009-10 :: DECEMBER 1, 2009


The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Exceptional Children Division will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m., in Room 150 of the Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comment on proposed amendments to sections of "Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities" pursuant to Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

Proposed amendments to the "Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities" are available for review online at by clicking on the appropriate link under Highlights, or by visiting the Exceptional Children Division at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Comments will be accepted from Dec. 8 – Jan. 11, 2010. Instructions for submitting comments are available at the same Web location as the proposed amendments.

There is no advanced registration required for citizens interested in attending and/or speaking at the public hearing. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If an auxiliary aid or service is needed, please contact the NCDPI at 919.807.3976 or 919.807.3996 at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date. Please be aware that staff will not discuss or comment on the proposed amendments.

If you have any questions regarding the hearing, please contact the NCDPI Communications division at 919.807.3450.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.