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Calendars for Directors

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Year at a Glance for SY 2017-18 (PDF)


Professional Development

Upcoming and Archived Trainings
(Special Education under "Topics" on the left)

Important Dates Coming Up

Mar/Apr - AU Determinations uploaded to DMS
Apr 01 - Deadline to Order Braille Textbooks from CIMC (SY2018-2019)
May 01 - Sample available for Post School Outcome Interviews
May 13 - Verify TS GOLD spring checkpoint data/finalized, Pre-K Spec. Educ. (Results Matter)
May 14 - IDEA Federal Application Narrative submission window opens
May 21 - IDEA Federal Application Budget submission window opens

ESSU e-Newsletter

This monthly e-newsletter is sent to administrators, educators and support staff and features training opportunities, news, and events.

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ESSU e-newsletter


State Director Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

Special Education Directors' Meeting

2018 Spring Director's Meeting - Save the Date (April 12, 2018) (PDF)

April 2017 Meeting - Agenda and Session Handouts


Excellence and Equity Conference


2017-2018 IDEA Timelines


Comprehensive Plan Documents

Rule Changes for Indicators 4A and 4B

The Exceptional Student Services Unit, with input from the field, has adopted new thresholds and guidelines in the supervision of Administrative Units and the measurement of data to the CDE for Indicators 4A and 4B.  Thus, starting with the School Year 2016-17 discipline collection data, the ESSU will apply the new rules to Indicator 4A and 4B.



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Dr. Paul Foster
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Phone: 303-866-4093

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