OSSE is updating the regulations that govern Special Education in the District of Columbia. You can find a copy of the proposed rulemaking here, but you can also find it here on the DC Register. There is a 30-day public comment period that began Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 and will close Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Additionally, OSSE will hold two public hearings on the new proposed regulations that will be held virtually:
- Monday, September 27, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00pm
- Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Individuals wishing to testify at either of the public hearings listed above should contact Christie Weaver-Harris, Policy Manager at OSSE, at 202-741-0470 or by e-mail at Christie.Weaver-Harris@dc.gov.
Individuals representing themselves and presenting testimony will be limited to five (5) minutes; individuals representing an organization will be limited to a total presentation time of seven (7) minutes at each public hearing. Persons may also file comments in writing by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Attn.: Christie Weaver-Harris re: Special Education NPR, 1050 First Street, N.E. 5th Floor Washington, D.C. 20002, not later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice in the D.C. Register, which is October 4th, 2021
Additional copies of this rule are available from the above address and on the Office of the State Superintendent of Education website at www.osse.dc.gov.