Special Education Directors

Overview

Special Education Deadlines and Testing Windows 2020–2021

Special Education Compliance

Special Education Data and Reporting

Special Education Fiscal

Contact

Leah Voorhies
Assistant Superintendent of Student Support
State Director of Special Education
Phone: (801) 538-7898 | E-mail

Kim Fratto
Assistant Director of Special Education
Phone: (801) 538-7716 | E-mail

Technical Assistance

Some technical assistance documents apply to all disability types and/or services provided to students with disabilities. This section includes technical assistance from the Utah State Board of Education Special Education Service Section with a broad impact. Special education directors will benefit from systemwide technical assistance provided here. Technical assistance that is specific to a service, program, and/or disability will be located on the specific page for that particular area.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team Membership

Medical History and Professional Licensing Requirements for Special Education Eligibility Guidelines

Service Animals in Schools: Legal Requirements and Technical Assistance

Special Education Services and Service Time

Technical Assistance for Military Families with Students in Need of or Receiving Special Education Services

Utah State Board of Education Special Education Services Regular and Special Educator Participation in Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings

Utah State Board of Education Special Education Services Special Education Director and Monitoring Visits

Strong Start

Overview

Strong Start is a series of training sessions presented by the Utah Program Improvement Planning Systems (UPIPS) team for individuals in their first three years as special education directors, or other Local Education Agency (LEA) personnel who may benefit from the content provided. Each LEA is required to meet basic compliance and reporting requirements as outlined in state and federal regulations. The roles of those responsible for overseeing these requirements are determined by the LEA. This role may be fulfilled by a designated person (example: special education director, special education coordinator, special education specialist) or a whole team within the LEA. Strong Start is intended to support these leadership roles across all LEAs, regardless of titles. The training sessions are intended to help new special education leaders establish a strong foundation of knowledge by gaining a more in-depth understanding of the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Special Education Rules and compliance with federal reporting requirements. Specialists from the USBE Special Education Section provide targeted instruction on a variety of topics with an emphasis on the Annual Performance Report (APR) indicators and compliance.

2020-2021 Meetings

February 10, 2021

Strong Start Agenda

Strong Start - Full-Day Recording - February 10, 2021
YouTube

March 17, 2021

Strong Start Agenda

Strong Start - March 17, 2021
YouTube

October 8, 2020

Strong Start Agenda

Strong Start October 8, 2020
YouTube

August 5, 2020

Strong Start Agenda

Strong Start Day 2 - August 5, 2020
YouTube

August 4, 2020

Strong Start Agenda

Strong Start Day 1 - August 4, 2020
YouTube

Contact

Kelsey Gressmen
UPIPS Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7585 | E-mail

Utah Special Education Administrators' Meetings (USEAM)

USEAM Meetings

2020-2021

Utah Special Education Administrators’ Meeting (USEAM) Thursday, April 29, 2021
Information coming soon

Utah Special Education Administrators’ Meeting (USEAM) Thursday, February 25, 2021

Utah Special Education Administrators’ Meeting (USEAM) Thursday, November 19, 2020

Utah Special Education Administrators’ Meeting (USEAM) Thursday, September 17, 2020

2019-2020

Utah Special Education Administrators’ Meeting (USEAM) Thursday, April 23, 2020

Utah Special Education Administrators’ Meeting (USEAM) Thursday, February 27, 2020

Utah Special Education Administrators’ Meeting (USEAM) Thursday, November 21, 2019

Utah Special Education Administrators’ Meeting (USEAM) Thursday, September 26, 2019

Local Education Agency (LEA) SpEdOmeter

2020-2021

April 2021 SpEdOmeter for LEA Action
April 2021 SpEdOmeter for LEA Support
Information coming soon

March 2021 SpEdOmeter for LEA Action
March 2021 SpEdOmeter for LEA Support

January 2021 SpEdOmeter for LEA Action
January 2021 SpEdOmeter for LEA Support

December 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Action
December 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Support

November 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Action
November 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Support

October 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Action
October 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Support

September 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Action
September 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Support

August 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Action
August 2020 SpEdOmeter for LEA Support

Contact

Leah Voorhies
Assistant Superintendent of Student Support
State Director of Special Education
Phone: (801) 538-7898 | E-mail