IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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developmental delay. Additionally, we have removed the
word “severe” as a qualifier to the term “sensory
impairments” in §303.21(a)(2)(ii).
Lead agency (§303.22)
Comment: One commenter requested that the Department provide its opinion on whether a State statute that designates the State agency that will serve as the lead agency in that State is consistent with the Act and these regulations.
Discussion: Section 303.22, regarding the designation of
the lead agency by the State’s Governor, incorporates the
requirement in section 635(a)(10) of the Act that the Governor designate the lead agency that is responsible for administering Part C of the Act in the State. If a State statute signed into law by the Governor designates the lead agency, such designation would be consistent with this requirement.
Local educational agency (§303.23(c))
Discussion: The proposed definition of local educational agency included a definition for BIA-funded schools, which referred to an elementary or secondary school funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The Bureau of Indian