Special Education: Laws, State Rules and Regulations

Special Education Rules

Utah Laws, State Rules, and Regulations

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Special Education Rules
Document has an interactive table of contents. Translated versions of the Rules will be available in the future.

Utah Office of Administrative Rules:

Federal Laws, Rules, and Regulations

United States Department of Education:

Model Special Education Policies and Procedures

Public School District Local Education Agencies (LEAs): 
Revised July 2017

Charter Schools LEAs:
Revised July 2017

Resources

Educational Equity: Section 504
USBE School Counseling, Equity, and Prevention (SCEP)

Educational Interpreters

Fostering Youth with Disabilities: Navigating the School System | Fostering Youth with Disabilities: Navigating the School System (Spanish) 
Disability Law Center

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team Membership

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Guidance:

Technical Assistance Documentation:

Protecting Student Privacy 
United States Department of Education

USBE Special Education Charter School

Contact

Naté Dearden
Dispute Resolution and Transportation
Phone: (801) 538-7884 | E-mail

Dispute Resolution

Quick Guide to Special Education Dispute Resolution Processes 
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) 

Forms:

Parent Information and Resources

Dispute Resolution: Exploring Your Options

IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guides:
CADRE

Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child's School
CADRE

Due Process Hearings

In accordance with the IDEA and  the USBE Special Education Rules (SER), the USBE, after deleting any personally identifiable information, must make complete due process findings and decisions are available to the public. 34 CFR 300.513(d)(2), USBE SER IV.O.5.

2019

Logan City School District

Ogden School District

2015

Provo School District

2014

Alpine School District

2013

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB)

2012

Canyons School District

There are no due process decisions or findings during the years of years 2002-2006, 2008, 2010-2011, 2016, 2017 and 2018. There are no due process decisions or findings during the years of years 2002-2006, 2008, 2010-2011, and 2016-2018. Redacted copies of due process decisions issued prior to 2012 are available to the public by request.

Contact Us

Naté Dearden
Dispute Resolution and Transportation
Phone: (801) 538-7884 | E-mail

Laurieann Thorpe
Dispute Resolution
Phone: (801) 538-7541 | E-mail

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Important Notice
The IEP forms changed as the result of the revised Special Education Rules that went into effect 10/07/2016. The IEP forms are current as of 11/01/2019. Translations will be posted as they become available.

IEP Forms

1. Regular Education Interventions/At-Risk Documentation

2. Referral for Evaluation for Special Education Services

3a. Written Prior Notice and Consent for Evaluation/Reevaluation

3b. Evaluation/Reevaluation Testing

4. Notice of Meeting

4a. Notice of Meeting to Adult Student

5. Team Evaluation Summary Reports and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination

5a. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Autism

5b. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Deafblindness

5c. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Developmental Delay

5d. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Emotional Disturbance

5e. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Hearing Impairment/Deafness

5f. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Intellectual Disability

5g. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Multiple Disabilities

5h. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Orthopedic Impairment

5i. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Other Health Impairment

5j. Specific Learning Disability

5ja. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Specific Learning Disability. Method A: Response to Intervention (RtI)

5jb. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Specific Learning Disability. Method B: Combination of RtI and Discrepancy Analysis

5jc. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Specific Learning Disability. Method C: Other Alternative Research-Based Method

5k. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Speech Language Impairment 

5l. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Traumatic Brain Injury

5m. Team Evaluation Summary Report and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination: Visual Impairment

6. Individualized Education Program (IEP) (Complete Form)

6a. Individualized Education Program (IEP): Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) and Special Factors

6b. Individualized Education Program (IEP): Measurable Annual Goals

6c. Individualized Education Program (IEP): Participation in Statewide and Schoolwide Assessments (See Assessment Addendum)

6d. Written Prior Notice for Individualized Education Program (IEP)

6e. Individualized Transition Plan (IEP)

6f. Assessment

6f1. Assessment Addendum: Participation in Statewide and Local Education Agency (LEA)-wide Assessments

6f2. Analysis of Assessment in the Utah's Accountability System

6g. Written Prior Notice for Extended School Year (ESY) Services

6h. Amendment to IEP

6i. Agreement-IEP Team Member not Attending Meeting

7. Placement

7a. Written Prior Notice and Consent for Initial Placement in Special Education

7b. Written Prior Notice of Change of Placement in Special Education

8. Written Prior Notice of Evaluation/Re-evaluation and Review of Existing Data

9. Written Prior Notice of Refusal to Take an Action

10. Self-Contained Resource Attendance Management (SCRAM)

11. Notice to Parents and Students Regarding Age of Majority Rights That Transfer under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

11a. Notice of Transfer of Parental Rights at the Age of Majority

12. Consent for Disclosure of Confidential Information

12a. Student Records Transfer Request Between Local Education Agencies (LEAs)

13. Observation Report: Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

14. Behavior Observation Report

15. Consent for Agency Invitation to Transition Meeting

15a. Consent for Agency Invitation to Transition Meeting: Adult Student

16. Manifestation Determination

17. Record of Access

18. In-State Transfer Student Checklist

18a. Out-of-State Transfer Student Checklist

19. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Release of Information

20. Revocation of Consent for Special Education and Related Services

21. Summary of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance for Exiting Student

23. Special Education File Transfer Log

24. Authorization to Access Confidential Student Records

To save the form, you need to right-click on the form and "save target as" or "save link as" to wherever you want on your computer. Then you can fill it out and save as (with student name and form #).

Contact Us

Lindsey Cunningham
Utah Program Improvement Planning System (UPIPS) Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7806 | E-mail

LauraLee Gillespie
Utah Program Improvement Planning System (UPIPS) Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7866 | E-mail

Kelsey Gressmen
Utah Program Improvement Planning System (UPIPS) Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7585 | E-mail

Procedure Safeguards

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Special Education Rights (SER) of Parents and Children Procedural Safeguards Notice (revised November 2016) and Annual Parent/Guardian Notices (Child Find, Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), and Medicaid). 

Procedural Safeguards Notice

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Arabic)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Somali)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Spanish)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Tongan)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Vietnamese)

Note: Translations Revised 03/10/2017

Navajo
New Mexico Public Education Department

Contact Us 

Naté Dearden
Dispute Resolution and Transportation
Phone: (801) 538-7884 | E-mail 

Laurieann Thorpe
Dispute Resolution
Phone: (801) 538-7541 | E-mail