Program Support and Monitoring

Published: January 8th, 2019

PROGRAM SUPPORT & MONITORING INFO: Special Education Policies and Procedures Due, IDEA Entitlement Implications

Hello Special Education Directors,

To ensure compliance with federal reporting and program requirements for fiscal year 2019, all public education agencies (PEAs) in Arizona were required to bring special education policies and procedures (P & P) into compliance with current statutory requirements.

  • Assurances indicating these updates were made to local special education P & P were required when PEAs initially completed IDEA Entitlement grant applications for FY 2019.
  • The deadline for submission of verification of board-approved updated P & P and/or revised P & P was initially set for Fall 2018. In response to field feedback and the delay of guidance from public school governing board advisor groups, ADE/ESS moved the deadline to Monday, January 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Please be advised, if your PEA has not yet submitted either verification of board-approval and/or a copy of updated special education P & P, IDEA Entitlement funds will be placed on hold. The hold will be released when documentation is received by ADE/ESS.

All questions can be directed to your PEA’s assigned Program Support and Monitoring Specialist. The following link contains a checklist of content for the special education P & P as well as a sample Board Approval Certification form:

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Published: September 7th, 2018

PS & M INFORMATION: Arizona Monitoring Manual (18-19) Now Available

Special Education Administrators,

The ADE/ESS is pleased to announce that the Arizona Monitoring Manual (2018- 2019) is now available on the ESS/Program Support and Monitoring website. This includes updates and enhancements based on feedback provided to ESS, as well as updates based on statutory changes. The manual can be accessed here.

As a reminder, in an effort to “go green,” and in response to the large number of unclaimed and printed manuals in years past, ESS will not be printing paper copies of the manual for PEAs. Feel free to make copies and disseminate as appropriate. Please direct any questions to your assigned Program Support and Monitoring specialist:

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