In recognizing that some LOMCs may still be valid even though the flood hazard information on the FIRM has been revised, FEMA has established an automatic process for revalidating LOMCs. This automatic process to revalidate LOMCs includes a detailed comparison of the Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown on the new or revised FIRM and the lowest adjacent grade or lowest lot elevation of previously issued LOMCs. The determinations for those structures or lots that are above the new or modified BFE or are located in areas of the community that are not affected by updated flood hazard information are revalidated through a formal determination letter—called a LOMC Revalidation or LOMC-VALID, letter—that FEMA issues to community officials immediately preceding the effective date of the new or revised FIRM. FEMA also mails the LOMC-VALID letter on the day following the new FIRM's effective date to the community's map repository to be kept on file.
Letters to schools are letters written to institutions designed to provide learning environment and spaces to pupils and students. There are many times when you may feel the need to write to a school administration. Maybe you want to recommend a student or employee or want to apply for an academic program. Perhaps your child has a disability, and you want to make sure that he/she is receiving special education services. Whatever the issue, putting your thoughts in writing avoids confusion since it provides you and the recipient with a record of your request. It is, therefore, crucial to keep a copy of any letter you send.
All letters to schools must use the standard business letter style. Start your letter with the proper address and salutation. Introduce yourself and explain the reason for your letter clearly and concisely. Depending on the content of your letter, provide any documentation that gives the recipient reference to the case or clarifies your concerns. Keep the tone polite, respectful, and professional. Close by thanking the recipient for his/her time and with a note of anticipation of positive feedback. Sign off and proofread the final draft before sending it.