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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Electronic mail (Sec. 300.505)

Comment: One commenter requested that the regulations clarify that a parent who elects to receive notices by electronic mail must do so in writing.

Discussion: Section 300.505, which incorporates section 615(n) of the Act, permits public agencies to make the electronic mail option available for notices required in section 615 of the Act, including the prior written notice, procedural safeguards notice, and due process complaint notice. It would be an unnecessary paperwork burden to require a parent who elects to receive notices by electronic mail to do so in writing, particularly when there are other methods available to document such a request, for example, by the LEA making a notation of the parent's verbal request. We believe public agencies should have the flexibility to determine whether and how to document that a parent elects to receive these notices by electronic mail.

Changes: None.