Category Archives: Special Education

Special Education – June 2018

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Special Education – May 2018

IEPs and the End of the Year As the school year draws to a close, please remember to make sure that your special education teachers have all of their progress monitoring data entered and IEP paperwork finished and validated in … Continue reading

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Special Education – April 2018

Request to add Hearing Screening Statement to your Handbook During the school year, your child’s hearing may be screened and/or tested by Great Prairie AEA audiologists or their assistants, as part of a hearing screening program. If you do NOT … Continue reading

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Special Education – March 2018

CANCELED – April Special Education Director Network The spring meeting of Special Education Directors has been canceled.  Meetings were scheduled on April 11 in Burlington and April 12 in Ottumwa. Job Coaching for Students in Special Education A recurring topic for districts and IEP … Continue reading

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Special Education – February 2018

Free Workshop: Navigating the Transition Process on February 27 & 28 Register at https://tinyurl.com/NavigatingTheTransitionProcess Download PDF: 2018 02 NavigatingtheTransitionFlyer New Hearing Date on Chapter 41’s Regular High School Diploma Rule Amendment.  In November, the State Board gave its notice to amend … Continue reading

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Special Education – January 2018

Contact: Dr. Angelisa Fynaardt, angelisa.fynaardt@gpaea.org Rulemaking on Chapter 41 I received a memo from the DE on rulemaking on Chapter 41, which primarily addresses graduation requirements for students with disabilities.  Over the winter break, I received an updated message that … Continue reading

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Special Education – December 2017

Improvements in Special Education Evaluation & Eligibility In November, I provided information about the AW case and the impact of the ALJ’s decision.  That information can be found in A. W. Due Process Decision and Impact Upon Current Special Education … Continue reading

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