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    Nevada Department of Education Issues Notice of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Annual State Application

    Document is available now for public review, with upcoming public comment window April 1 through April 30, 2023

    March 15, 2023

    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Department of Education (NDE or Department) today announces that copies of the Annual State Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) for Federal Fiscal Year 2023 (State Fiscal Year 2024) as amended in 2004 have been disseminated to stakeholders throughout Nevada.

    "Nevada's application for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act continues to help ensure that our students with disabilities have the services and supports they need in order to access an equitable education," said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  "The work we move forward at the Nevada Department of Education focuses on each and every one of our students and their opportunity to attain their vision of success!"

    A digital copy of the document can be accessed here: Annual State Application under Part B of the individuals with disabilities act

    To obtain a copy of the document please contact the Office of Inclusive Education via phone at
     (775) 687-9171.

    Federal law requires that the document be circulated throughout the State for a sixty-day period of time prior to final submission to the U.S. Department of Education. Within the sixty-day circulation period, federal law also requires that the state establish a thirty-day period within which it will accept written comment from the public concerning the document.

    In accordance with this requirement, written comment from the public will be accepted from April 1 through April 30, 2023. Written comment should be directed to: Ms. Julie A. Bowers, Director, Office of Inclusive Education, Nevada Department of Education, 700 E. Fifth Street, Suite 106, Carson City, NV  89701. 

    Public comments may be submitted electronically here: Public Comment for Part B (Smartsheet).



    About the Nevada Department of Education

    The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) leads and collaborates with Nevada's 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority to advance educational equity Statewide. With offices in Carson City and Las Vegas, NDE oversees all pre-K-12 education in the State, working to achieve its mission to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. Under the leadership of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, NDE impacts the achievement of nearly half a million children and 30,000 educators. Learn more at and join us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


    Elizabeth Callahan
    Public Information Officer