Special Education Guidance for COVID-19: SY 2020—2021 School Reentry

This 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) related to the COVID-19 School Year (SY) 2020—2021 School Reentry. The situation around COVID-19 is rapidly changing, so please continue to check this page for updates and guidance. Please review dated materials and resources on this webpage carefully. 

Note: For special education guidance related to the COVID-19 Spring 2020 School Closure, please see this webpage. 

For general information and resources regarding COVID-19, please see the Guidance to Schools on COVID-19 webpage. 



Presentations from Special Education Check-In Webinars


Special Educator Resources

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Special Education Questions and Answers

Questions in this section have been submitted to ADE/ESS or were determined as areas of need. All guidance is based upon the most current information available and the Department’s best interpretation of that information. Please note that this is an evolving situation and answers are subject to revision as things change. Public education agencies (PEAs) are strongly encouraged to consult their legal counsel for student-specific questions. Q & A have been date stamped and will be continuously updated.

PDF Document of questions and answers below. Last updated on 8/14/20.


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