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Special Education 2020-10-22T02:28:07-06:00

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


Meeting Agenda

Nomination Form


Primary STARS Reporting Dates

Data SubmissionDate on TemplatesSnapshot DateData Submission Window OpensData Submission Window Closes
Open Year Round2020-07-152020-06-052021-05-25
K5P2020-09-01TBDTBDTBD
40 Day2020-10-012020-10-142020-10-152020-10-28
80 Day2020-12-152020-12-012020-12-022020-12-15
120 Day2021-03-012021-02-102021-02-112021-02-24
End Of Year2021-06-01Last day of school in your District.2021-05-13
Summer School2021-06-29


Procedural Safeguards Notice in English, Spanish, Navajo and Russian

Parent and Child Rights Procedural Safeguard Notice – March 2014 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

Page last updated October 22, 2020