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NEWS RELEASES 2006-07

NEWS RELEASES 2006-07 :: MARCH 30, 2007

EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN DIVISION SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARINGS

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Exceptional Children Division will hold three public hearings to receive comments on the Department's "Policies and Procedures Governing Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities" pursuant to Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

The dates, times and locations are as follows:

April 12: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Auditorium, Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory
April 17: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Leslie Bldg., Room 143, Pitt Community College, Winterville
April 30: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Education Building, Room 150, Raleigh

The "Policies and Procedures Governing Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities" is available online at www.ncpublicschools.org/ec or by contacting the Exceptional Children Division at 919.807.3969. Comments on the proposed state policies and procedures will be accepted through May 1. Written comments should be sent to: Public Schools of North Carolina, Exceptional Children Division, ATTN: Brenda Gilchrest or Ira Wolfe, 6356 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6356 or by email ECPolicy@dpi.state.nc.us.

Meeting locations are accessible to individuals with disabilities. If auxiliary aid or service is required, please contact the NCDPI at 919.807.3976 or 919.807.3996 at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date. For more information, please contact the NCDPI Communications division at 919.807.3450.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 107 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


For more information:
NCDPI Communications and Information, 919.807.3450.