W.Va. Department of Education Seeks Public Comment

March 16, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ The West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning is seeking public comment on a federal grant for students with disabilities ages three to 21.  

Public comments on the West Virginia Part B Application for the 2007 fiscal year Part B Grant Award under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) will be accepted March 23 to April 21.  

The West Virginia Part B application is available on the Departmentís Web site at http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2007/FY08EDApplication.doc The original memo can be viewed at http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2007/FY08EDmemo.doc  

Written comments and suggestions may be submitted online or by mail, email or fax. To comment online please visit: http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/onlinecomment.html?id=0003  

Two public hearing will be conducted via conference call to receive oral comments on March 28 and April 10. Both hearings will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

School administrators, teachers and parents are encouraged to review the application and make suggestions. For more information, contact the Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning at (304) 558-2696 or click on the following link: http://wvde.state.wv.us/ose/  

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