Archive — Month: February 2019

Published: February 28th, 2019

Notice Regarding Application for Federal Funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA)

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is applying for federal funding under IDEA 2004 for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The eligibility document serves as the basis for the operation and administration of activities to carry out the requirements of Part B of the IDEA. In accordance with 34 C.F.R. [Read more…]

Published: February 28th, 2019

Parent Involvement Survey – Strategies to Boost Parent Participation

Strategies to Boost Parent Participation #1 Offer use of a school computer or tablet when families are on campus for parent/teacher conferences, IEP meetings, school events, pick-up and drop-off times, parent group meetings and when you make home visits. Have translators or support staff available to assist parents. #2 Follow-up phone calls, emails, and personal [Read more…]

Published: February 25th, 2019

AZ-TAS INFORMATION: Graduation AZ-TAS Document Now Available!

The ADE/ESS and ADE/Dispute Resolution are pleased to present the revised Arizona Technical Assistance System (AZ-TAS) document for graduation requirements in Arizona’s public schools. This resource is a best practices document and provides guidance on the implementation of the legal requirements for graduation. The document is written in Q & A format and answers many [Read more…]

Published: February 25th, 2019

PD INFO: Transition Conference & Directors’ Institute Calls for Papers and Cover Artwork Announcement

The ADE/ESS invites the submission of proposals for the Arizona Directors’ Institute and proposals and art submissions for Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference. This year’s themes build upon each other. The Arizona Directors’ Institute theme is Building Success: One Collaboration at a Time, while Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference theme is Building Success: One Transition at a [Read more…]

Published: February 14th, 2019

ESS DATA UPDATE: Special Education Teacher Attrition Rate Survey Opening on Monday, February 18, 2019

Special Education Directors, The Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Professional Learning & Sustainability Unit recognizes the shortages in special education and related services personnel. ESS utilizes the Special Education Teacher Attrition Rate Survey to help identify critical elements relating to personnel shortages. After identifying critical areas of need, ESS will continue to allocate efforts and resources [Read more…]