Federal Guidance

Please use the below links for assistance: IDEA Q & A https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf IDEA Supplemental Fact Sheet https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/frontpage/faq/rr/policyguidance/Supple%20Fact%20Sheet%203.21.20%20FINAL.pdf FERPA Q & A https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/sites/default/files/resource_document/file/FERPA%20and%20Coronavirus%20Frequently%20Asked%20Questions_0.pdf Civil Rights Fact Sheet https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocr-coronavirus-fact-sheet.pdf Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCMLk4cES6A&feature=youtu.be

Conducting IEP Meetings During COVID-19

“Over the next several weeks, school districts and families of students with disabilities may be concerned about how IEP meetings will be convened and how timelines will be met.  During a time of “social-distancing” because of COVID-19, school districts should consider hosting remote IEP meetings in order to meet the timeline requirements set forth by …

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Arkansas Partially Compliant

A recent letter to the ADE from the USDOE dated January 13, 2017, addresses alignment of grade level standards, instruction and curriculum.  Arkansas was found only partially meeting the requirements as related to the state assessment system.  The directive from the USDOE stresses the importance of aligning grade level standards to instruction and assessment. It …