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Special Education Services

The primary goal of the Special Education Services team is to provide leadership and support for exceptional learners receiving special education services throughout Kansas schools and communities.  Our web pages are designed to provide access to available documents, resources and guidelines.

District Level Reports
Dispute Resolution
Fact Sheets
Family Resources
Fiscal Resources
Gifted Education Services
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Special Education Process Handbook
MIS and Student Data
Reports and Collections
Sensory Losses
Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI)


The State of Kansas has met Special Education Compliance Requirements Logo

The State of Kansas has met Special Education Compliance Requirements of the State Performance Plan for data submitted in the February 1, 2015 Annual Performance Report.

OSEP has created IDEA Part B and IDEA Part C State Profile pages. Currently, each State profile includes the most recent State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) and OSEP’s response, including any required actions; a State data profile; a link to the current determination letter; the State’s Results Driven Accountability determination matrix; and other related documents.

Kansas IDEA Part B Profile - FFY14
Kansas IDEA Part B Profile – FFY13

More Announcements and Requests for Comment

ECSETS Listserv

To receive announcements from the Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services Team, please send an email to Pat Bone (pbone@ksde.org) with your Name, Email Address, and Organization.

Special Education Conference for Special Education

Special Education Administrators' Monthly Web Meeting Schedule/Topics

The KSDE ECSETS team provides monthly communication for special education administrators. Communication will occur via an online meeting platform using Adobe Connect.   Participants will be asked to log in at http://ksde-tasn.adobeconnect.com/ks_admin-web-meeting/ to view and download materials and engage with presenters. There will be opportunities for questions and the web meeting will be recorded for future reference or for those unable to attend. Please find a schedule of dates and topics on the TASN website: http://ksdetasn.org/resources/838.

Meeting Schedule for 2016-17 Meetings begin at 9 am on Adobe Connect
August 19, 2016 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
September 30, 2016 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
October 28, 2016 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
November 18, 2016 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
January 13, 2017 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
February 10, 2017 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)

April 7, 2017
May 5, 2017

Additional Resources and Information

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services Team

Colleen Riley

Assistant Director
Doug Boline

Assistant Director
Sandy Guidry

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag

Assistant Director
Tammy Mitchell

Assistant Director
Vera Stroup-Rentier

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