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Rulemaking and Public Comment

The Special Education Section posts notices of any rulemaking activities that are specific to possible rule changes to state special education rules.

We invite and encourage participation in the rule making process either through providing written comment or providing public comment, when public hearings are scheduled. Your written or public comments regarding proposed rules improve our efforts in developing final rules.

Notice of Annual State Application for Fiscal Year 2019 Public Comment Period

The annual OSPI application for federal IDEA funds is posted below and will be available for public review and comment for a period of 60 days, prior to final submission to the USDOE Office of Special Education Programs by May 17, 2019. Because we are awaiting a decision by the Legislature regarding the use of IDEA funds in Safety Net awards, two budgets are posted—one budget including federal funding in Safety Net as a state level activity one budget excluding the use of federal funds for Safety Net. Should the Legislature reach a decision prior to our filing date, the budget will be updated. Two budget hearings are planned.

Public Hearings
An in-person public hearing will be held on April 16th from 3 to 4 p.m. at North Central Educational Service District #171, 430 Olds Station Road, Wenatchee, The hearing will be held in the Ponderosa Room on the second floor. Those intending to testify should arrive by 3 p.m., as the hearing will conclude once all testimony has been heard.

A zoom meeting has been scheduled on April 19th from 11 a.m. to Noon. To join the zoom meeting:

  • PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android Zoom Link
  • iPhone one-tap:
    • US: +16699006833,,643155943# or +16465588656,,643155943#
  • Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    • US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
  • Meeting ID: 643 155 943

Written Comments
To submit your comments in writing, email, fax to 360-586-0247, or mail to the Special Education Office, OSPI, PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200. When submitting your written comments, please insert in the subject line, “WA Part B Annual State Special Education Application, Public Comments.”



   Updated 2/28/2019

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