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.