PS & MONITORING: HOT TOPIC: In-Person Special Education Services Under the Governor’s Executive Orders

Published: July 31st, 2020

Special Education Directors,

ADE/ESS has received a number of requests for clarification related to the Hot Topic issued following Executive Order 2020-51 (In-Person Special Education Services Under the Governor’s Executive Orders).

This Questions and Answers document, designed to be a companion resource with the Hot Topic, has been developed to address questions and provide clarification. Both the Hot Topic and the Q & A companion document will be added to the ESS SY 2020—2021 School Reentry webpage, in a new “Hot Topic” tab, as well as incorporated within the Q & A section.

Please note that this is an evolving situation and answers are subject to revision as things change. PEAs are strongly encouraged to consult their legal counsel for student-specific questions.

ESS appreciates the tremendous efforts being made by PEAs to respond to guidance provided at the State level.

For additional questions or concerns, please visit the ESS SY 2020—2021 School Reentry webpage, email the ESS Inbox, or contact your PEA’s assigned program specialist.