The Office of Special Education Policy Letters are reproductions of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education letters issued since June 4, 1997. PaTTAN has organized the letters and archived them for access in a searchable format. Use the search form to locate appropriate OSEP letters.
In some instances, "blank" areas are due to redacted information, for example "names".
The U.S. Department of Education website location for letters issued since July 2000, is http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.
education records; review education records; parents' rights; parent
Expedited Due Process Hearing; RtI; Integrity; Non Compliance; Timelines; Hearing Officers Decisions
August 22, 2016
Online Instruction; Internet Based Instruction; Virtual Schools
August 5, 2016
Due Process Hearings; Open hearing; Invitation
August 4, 2016
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports; Behavior; IEP; Disciplinary removal from school; Out of School Suspension; Exclusionary disciplinary measures; short term disciplinary removals
August 1, 2016
Nursing homes; Children with disabilities residing in Nursing Homes; child find; FAPE; Related services; IEP; LRE; Procedural Safeguards
April 26, 2016
dyslexia; dyscalculia; dysgraphia; evaluation; eligibility; SLD; specific learning disability; IEE; Independent Educational Evaluation; diagnosis
April 25, 2016
IEP development; IEP implementation; educational program; educational placement; timelines; due process; redaction; physicians prescription; related service; personally identifiable information; confidentiality
March 3, 2016
parent participation; IEP meeting attendance; IEP meeting; IEP team members; parent rights
February 17, 2016
advisory panel membership; advisory panel; state educational agency; SEA
February 9, 2016