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Special Education Directors' Corner

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ESSU Schedule for General Supervision and Monitoring Engagement

This schedule is intended to support a partnership between the Department and each Administrative Unit to meet the requirements outlined in 1 CCR 301-8 (7.05) and 34 CFR 300.(149, 600, 601, 602, 606, 607, and 608).  The schedule is further designed to provide a framework for systemic general supervision and monitoring by the Department.  Every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule; however, there may be circumstances that require general monitoring activities outside of the published schedule.  Such circumstances will be determined on a case by case basis.


Professional Development

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

Important Dates Coming Up

Picture: Calendar   Year-at-a-Glance for SY 2017-2018 (PDF)

 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
June 01 - Student Record Reviews (SRR) completed
June 01 - Early Childhood Student Record Reviews completed
June 01 - RDA parent surveys completed
June 01 - Parent Survey responses due
June 01 - Post School Outcome Interviews begin (due 9/15/18)
June 01 - Secondary Transition Record reviews completed for Indicator 13
June 11 - IDEA Federal Application Narratives due (if on 3-yr cycle due or amending)
June 15 - Return technology equipment and Brailled textbooks to the CIMC
June 29 - Federal Application Budget due
June 30 - Deadline for completing OSEP Exits for Indicator 7 (TS GOLD/Results Matter)
June 30 - SEFAC Allocation Payment deadline
 July 01 - Special Education Fiscal Assurances due
 July 13 - IDEA Federal Application Performance Reports due


Colorado Continuous Improvement Process General Supervision and Monitoring Webinar

New Process Review for all Administrative Units and BOCES Directors.  Please join us for this one hour webinar and get information on the following:

  • The 6-year CCIP General Supervision and Monitoring CYCLE
  • The 2018-2019 SY Schedule
  • What is the AU/BOCES selection process
  • What will the process consist of
  • Who will be on the teams facilitating the CCIP visits
  • Opportunity to get answers to your questions

Date/Time: May 21, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm

Webinar Link

Save the Date Flyer (PDF)

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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