Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Public Comment - Special Education Programs and Services Rule Set 2020-89 ED

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Office of Special Education (OSE) will conduct public hearings to receive oral and written comments on proposed Special Education Program and Services rule set 2020-89.

The proposed amendments are to Rule 340.1708 and Rule 340.1721e of the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE). The proposed rules address eligibility for special education programs and services for students with visul impairments and procedures for developing individualized education programs for students who are placed in special education programs outside of their resident districts.

Overview of Proposed Changes

Proposed Rule Changes

Virtual Public Hearing Dates

Virtual public hearings will take place via Zoom on the dates listed below. Select the link for the respective date to join the public hearing via Zoom or call in to listen to the public hearing via teleconference.

  • March 16, 2021 – 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    • Join March 16 Virtual Public Hearing
    • Use computer audio or listen to the public hearing via teleconference call
      Conference call: 215-446-3649 or 888-557-8511 (toll-free)
      Conference code: 280405
  • March 17, 2021 – 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
    • Join March 17 Virtual Public Hearing
    • Use computer audio or listen to the public hearing via teleconference call
      Conference call: 215-446-3649 or 888-557-8511 (toll-free)
      Conference code: 280405
  • March 18, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    • Join March 18 Virtual Public Hearing
    • Use computer audio or listen to the public hearing via teleconference call
      Conference call: 215-446-3649 or 888-557-8511 (toll-free)
      Conference code: 280405

The virtual public hearings will include an American Sign Language interpreter and closed captioning. If additional accommodations are needed to participate in the virtual public hearings, please contact Jessica Wisuri at 517-241-7107 or WisuriJ@michigan.gov at least 1 week before the hearing.

Provide Written Comment

Written comments about the proposed rules must be received by the MDE no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2021. The MDE OSE will review and consider all timely written comments. Written comments may be submitted in the following ways:

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