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Communication with parents.   

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(a) Throughout the school improvement process, the State, LEA, or school must communicate with the parents of each child attending the school.

(b) The State, LEA, or school must ensure that, regardless of the method or media used, it provides the information required by Sec. Sec. 200.37 and 200.38 to parents--

(1) In an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request; and (2) To the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.

(c) The State, LEA, or school must provide information to parents--

(1) Directly, through such means as regular mail or e-mail, except that if a State does not have access to individual student addresses, it may provide information to the LEA or school for distribution to parents; and (2) Through broader means of dissemination such as the Internet, the media, and public agencies serving the student population and their families.

(d) All communications must respect the privacy of students and their families.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1810-0581)

(Authority: 20 USC 6316)

(Added by Federal Register, Vol.67, No.231, December 2,2002 effective