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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Chapter 30 Special Education Regulations

On Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, OSSE posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the DC Register proposing amendments to Chapter 30 of Title 5-A in the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (currently found at 5 DCMR §E-3000-3036) governing the education of students with disabilities. The proposed regulations revise and update current regulations and existing policy. Please access the proposed regulations in the DC Register, as well as other resources designed to assist stakeholders in understanding the proposed regulations and developing responsive public comment, available below.

The proposed regulations will be posted for a 60-day public comment period commencing Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 and closing Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, including an opportunity to submit written comments and attend public hearings on the proposed regulations. Persons may also file comments in writing by email to [email protected] or by postal mail or hand delivery to:
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Attn: Christie Weaver-Harris re: Special Education NPR
1050 First St. NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002

All comments received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 will be considered.

OSSE will hold public hearings to discuss the proposed regulations on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 5–7 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 5–7 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at 6–8 p.m. All public hearings will be held at OSSE, First Floor, 1050 First St. NE. The public hearing scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 is being held in conjunction with the State Advisory Panel for Special Education and is intended for parents and students to provide input on the proposed regulations, but is open to all interested.

Individuals wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Christie Weaver-Harris, policy manager, at (202) 741-0470 or [email protected]. Read More>>