Archive — Month: July 2019

Published: July 25th, 2019

VOUCHER INFO: Changes to Home School District Effective August 1, 2019

Special Education Directors, Following the passage of Senate Bill 1177 during the last legislative session, the definition of home school district (HSD) has changed. The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS) has reviewed this statutory change and the attached guidance is being provided to clarify which PEA is a child’s home school district for [Read more…]

Published: July 12th, 2019

PROGRAM SUPPORT & MONITORING UPDATE: Hot Topic – ELs and Students with Disabilities

Given recent findings and questions from the field, the ESS/Program Support & Monitoring Hot Topic reviews the requirements for English Learners (ELs) under the IDEA. Specifically, July’s Hot Topic addresses the requirements for consideration of EL with regard to eligibility determination and IEP development. Additionally, there have been some changes regarding EL testing requirements provided [Read more…]

Published: July 3rd, 2019

RELATED SERVICES INFO: Credentialing Requirements for Speech Personnel Working in Public Schools

Dear Special Education Administrators, It has recently come to ADE’s attention that there is some confusion about the credentialing requirements for speech personnel working in the public schools. Speech-Language Technicians (SLTs) and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) must hold both a current license from the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) and a current professional non-teaching certificate [Read more…]