MESSAGES 2015 :: MARCH 4, 2015

IDEA Public Hearings Rescheduled

The IDEA public hearings scheduled for Greenville, Wilmington, Kannapolis and North Wilkesboro that were cancelled due to inclement weather have been rescheduled. The hearings are being held to receive comments regarding proposed amendments to specific sections related to the definition, evaluation and identification of Specific Learning Disabilities of the Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities pursuant to Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

The hearings will be held:

Monday, March 9, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Event Room, 150 Research Campus Dr., Kannapolis (for GPS: 201 N. Main Street)

Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Auditorium, Sadie Saulter Elementary School, Two entrances for this location: 400 Spruce Street and 1019 Fleming Street, Greenville

Advanced registration to speak is not required. Staff will not discuss proposed amendments, but will be present to receive comments only. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If auxiliary aids or services are needed, please contact the NCDPI at 919.807.3976 or 919.807.3996 immediately.

The amendments to the North Carolina Policies are available for public review through March 13. The amendments may be reviewed in person at the NCDPI Exceptional Children Division at the address below between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on the Internet by visiting

Interested citizens are invited to comment on the proposed amendments through March 13. In making comments, please give the citation for the section(s) on which you are commenting, (e.g., NC 1504-2.9) and provide comments in the form of statements. Comments may be submitted via email to or mailed to: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division, ATTN: Carol Ann Hudgens or Lynne Loeser, 6356 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-6356.