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NEWS RELEASES 2009-10

NEWS RELEASES 2009-10 :: JANUARY 26, 2010

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN POLICIES' REVISIONS

Feb. 8 is the new deadline to submit comments regarding the Department of Public Instruction's 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 www.ncpublicschools.org/ec . When commenting, please cite the section(s) to which you are commenting and provide the comments in statement form. Comments may be submitted via email to NCPolicies2009@dpi.state.nc.us or by regular mail to:


North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Exceptional Children Division
ATTN: Valerie Herndon or Ira Wolfe
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6356


Comments submitted via regular mail must be postmarked no later than Feb. 8.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed amendments, 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 126 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.