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FY23 Statement of Assurances required by all PEAs opens on 4/13/22
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the representative body for Special Education for Arizona, Exceptional Student Services, is required to obtain assurances from public education agencies (PEAs) to attest that they are meeting the requirements under state and federal statute for special education in the state of Arizona.
It is a requirement for all entities that are defined as public education agencies (PEAs) regardless if they get federal funds or not.
All PEAs must submit the IDEA Statement of Assurances (SOA) through the ESS Portal of ADEConnect.
The application will open on 4/13/22 and close for submissions on 6/17/22.
The SOA must be submitted by the Superintendent, Charter Holder, or Special Education Director of your organization before FY23 IDEA funding applications are approved in the Grants Management Enterprise (GME) system.
- The PEA must assign the role of ESS Special Education: Signer in ADEConnect to the individual that will review, sign, and submit the Statement of Assurances.
- PEAs that do not apply for IDEA funds are still required to submit the SOA.
Once the role is assigned, please login to ADEConnect, navigate to the Exceptional Student Services Portal and select the PEA Statement of Assurances button under Surveys/Assurances:
The survey code will auto-populate for you PEA. Please proceed and select the “Yes” checkbox for each page to indicate your assurances for the requirements.
Upon completion, the SOA can be printed for your records. If your PEA wants to ensure the SOA was submitted, accessing the SOA again will display the “Thank you for submitting” page.
Please direct any questions to [email protected].