Archive — Month: March 2020

Published: March 24th, 2020

COVID-19 INFO: ADE/ESS Special Education Guidance for COVID-19 Webpage Now Available

Special Education Directors, ADE/ESS has developed a Special Education Guidance for COVID-19 webpage that is an extension of the main ADE Guidance to Schools on COVID-19 webpage. The ESS page contains guidance and resources related to special education for students with disabilities for Arizona’s public education agencies (districts, charters, state institutions, and secure care schools) [Read more…]

Published: March 19th, 2020

EXTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Alternative Service Models During COVID-19 Meeting

Please see this timely professional development opportunity from our colleagues in AZCEC, AZCASE, and SEAA. Join AZCEC, AZCASE, and SEAA in sharing ideas on alternative service models during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an opportunity for Directors of Special Education to hear ASU Prep’s success on getting services virtual, and to share other formats of [Read more…]

Published: March 18th, 2020

SPED GUIDANCE: Special Education Timelines and COVID-19 and Other Resources

Special Education Directors, ADE/ESS has received many questions regarding special education timelines during school closures associated with COVID-19. We recognize that, during this time, there may be challenges in meeting deadlines. Please see the this guidance document (Updated 4/1/20) that contains guidance on timelines, provided in good faith based on guidance from OSEP. There are [Read more…]

Published: March 17th, 2020

CANCELED: PD OPPORTUNITY: SEAA/Talk with ADE Meetings – March 27, 2020

Special Education Directors, In acknowledgement of the existing school closure, ADE and SEAA have decided to cancel the SEAA and Talk with ADE meetings originally scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020. If these meetings are rescheduled, ADE will communicate the new date via the Special Education Director list serv. The next regularly scheduled Talk with [Read more…]

Published: March 10th, 2020

CERTIFICATION INFO: New Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Endorsements

ADE/ESS is pleased to announce that the State Board of Education has approved the new Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities endorsements. The endorsements were developed with input from the ADE Certification Unit, Exceptional Student Services, superintendents, human resources directors, and special education directors in order to provide an additional pathway for certified and experienced general education [Read more…]