IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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Comment: One commenter requested clarification on when or why the Council, which is an advisory body, would conduct
hearings pursuant to §303.603(a)(1). The commenter stated
that while the Council may participate in hearings, given its advisory nature, it would not be appropriate for the Council to hold hearings.
Discussion: Section 641(d) of the Act specifically allows the Council, subject to the approval of the Governor, to prepare and approve a budget using Part C funds to conduct hearings and forums as may be necessary to carry out its functions under Part C of the Act. The Act does not specify the circumstances under which the Council may convene a hearing or forum. It is not appropriate for the Department to stipulate such circumstances, as that decision is best left to the Council.
Comment: One commenter requested that the Department revise the regulations to provide compensation for parents who serve on the Council. A few commenters recommended that parent members of the Council receive compensation regardless of their employment status.
Discussion: Providing compensation for parents who serve
on the Council is specifically addressed in §303.603(a)(2)
and (a)(3), which is consistent with section 641(d) of the