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Special Education 2021-11-23T05:54:43-07:00

The Special Education Division is able to receive State Complaints, Due Process Hearing Requests, or Alternative Dispute Resolution Requests via mail, facsimile, or email. Please use the updated contact information below to submit a request:

Deborah Dominguez-Clark
c/o Office of General Counsel
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501

FAX: 505-827-3313


where the SED should go and why

All students with disabilities (SWDs) are engaged in high quality curriculum and instruction within inclusive educational environment opportunities that leads to deep learning which results in college, career, and community readiness.

who we are as a team, how we work toward our vision, and what makes us unique

The Special Education Division will provide supports to districts, parents and SWDs to ensure outcomes of a free appropriate public education for students protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We will review data to make decisions that will impact support for SWDs to meet college and career ready standards through equitable access to rigorous courses, high-quality instruction, and appropriate supports.

guiding principles of our work and how we operate

The SED has high expectations, engages in culturally responsive practices, promotes student relationships, family and community engagement and a collective responsibility for SWDs and their families. What does that mean?

“Ensuring that all children, including children with disabilities, are held to rigorous academic standards and high expectations is a shared responsibility for all of us.” – US Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter, November 16, 2015

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Advisory Panel Meeting Announcement

Meeting Agenda

Public Notice: IDEA Advisory Panel Nominations

Nomination Form

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and CREC link

UDL is a framework for learning design that reflects what we know from the learning sciences about how people learn

Region 9 Education Cooperative: Special Education Division – Resources

Resources supported by NMPED and OSEP

District Profile Report for Students with Disabilities

The Special Education Division has developed a District Profile Report (DPR) system where the DPR data will be made available starting with school year 2017-2018. There are two sides to the system, a General Public View and District View. The General Public View does not require a login and password and can be accessed by anyone. The data in this view is masked to meet the requirements of FERPA.

The District View requires a login and password and can only be accessed with the login and password. This data is not masked therefore a login and password is required. LEA staff will only be able to access the data for their own respective LEA.

Visit the District Profile Report System

STARS Data Reporting Dates

Reporting Period40th Day
LEA Snapshot10/13/2021
Submission Begins10/14/2021 @ 12:00 AM
10 Business Day Submission Deadline10/27/2021 @ 5:00 PM
Data Validation Begins10/27/2021 @ 5:01 PM or Sooner if Marked Submitted
Data Validation Deadline11/12/2021 @ 11:59 PM
School Budget Membership Reports sent to LEAsOnce all validations are complete

STARS Submission Schedule/Templates

Data Submission WindowDate on TemplatesOfficial Snapshot DateOfficial Data Submission Window Opens
Open Year Round7/15/2021NATBD
1st Reporting Period (40D)10/1/202110/13/202110/14/2021
2nd Reporting Period (80D)12/15/202112/1/202112/2/2021
3rd Reporting Period (120D)3/1/20222/9/20222/10/2022
End of Year (EOY)6/1/2022Last Day of School5/16/2022

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Information and Training
Dispute Resolution
District Data
Education Administrator LEA Assignments
IDEA Panel
Laws, Rules, & Governance
Parent Portal
Public Notices and State Performance
Special Education Division Staff
Technical Manuals

Procedural Safeguards Notice in English, Spanish, Navajo, Russian, Vietnamese, and Mandarin

Parent and Child Rights Procedural Safeguard Notice – December 2020 PDF
Derechos de los Padres y de/la Nino(a) en la Educacion Especial en Espanol PDF
Parent and Child Rights in Special Education in Navajo PDF
Parent and Child Rights in Special Education in Russian PDF
Parent and Child Rights in Special Education in Vietnamese PDF
Parent and Child Rights in Special Education in Mandarin PDF

Page last updated November 23, 2021