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COVID-19 and Special Education
Answers to frequently asked questions such as Compensatory Services, Prior Written Notice and Special Education Evaluations can be found here:
CDE's Office of Special Education has gathered resources to help answer questions around the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to special education.
Update your Special Education Director and Special Education Fiscal Contact Information.
2020-2021 Standard Record Review
Changes in reporting educational environments for 5-year-old kindergartners
- 5-year-old kindergartners must be reported with school-age educational environment categories starting in December Count 2020 (School Year 2020-21). Please see the memo below for details.
New or Reorganization Application & Checklist
- New or Reorganization AU Application (Word Doc) - PDF Version Coming Soon
- Fact Sheet - Applications for or Reorganized Administrative Units (PDF)
- Instructions for Third Party Report (PDF)
- Memo Notice of Change in Reporting Requirements and CDE Guidance for Measuring Indicator 13 Compliance (PDF)
- Indicator 13 Compliance Tips replacement pages (PDF)
Important Dates Coming Up
1 2019-20 End of Year (EOY) expenditure submission window open through September 30th
10 2019-20 Performance Reports are due for IDEA Part B and Preschool Federal Application Narrative
Meetings and Conferences
Fall Director's Meeting information coming soon.
Memos to AU and Special Education Directors
- 2019 Standard Record Review including Early Childhood and Transition Age Students (PDF) Please contact Cindy Petersen if an alternate version of this document is needed.
- Standard Record Review Instructions 2019 (PDF) Please contact Cindy Petersen if an alternate version of this document is needed.
- 2020-2021 Standard Record Review Including Early Childhood and Transition Age Students
- CDE's Strategic Goals, AU Continuous Improvement Plan, and Part B Indicators, June 2015 (PDF)
- Comprehensive Plan Documents:
- Example: How many IEPs to review in SY2017-18 (PDF)
- Uploading Documents for Review
- 2017 Conference - Expand Your Equity Toolkit
New Special Education Director
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