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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
Fiscal Resources
Gifted Education Services
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Special Education Process Handbook
MIS and Student Data
Resources for Families and Educators
Sensory Losses
State Performance Plan (SPP) & Annual Performance Report (APR)
Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)
Secondary Transition

Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI)

COVID-19 Updates - Special Education

School Year 2020-21 KSDE Guidance on Compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Kansas Special Education for Exceptional Children Act for Re-Opening Schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

KSDE TASN Navigating Change Resources (particularly those resources located under the heading Technical Assistance Team Resources)

School based Medicaid Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 (PDF)

Documenting Frequency, Location, and Duration of Accommodations and Modifications on the IEP during the 2020-21 school year (PDF)

KSDE Directors Webinar 3.19.2020 (PowerPoint)

DLM-Continuous Learning for our Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (link)

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Questions and Answers Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak (external link)

COVID-19 and K-12 Students with Disabilities: Initial Guidance from Perry Zirkel (external link)

U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities (external PDF)

Transition Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak (external link)

Medicaid Updates in Response to COVID-19 Emergency
    KMAP GENERAL BULLETIN 20062: Expansion of Telemedicine Services Allowed by ECI and LEA Providers During COVID-19 Emergency (external PDF)

MIS Data Update 4-6-2020 (MP4)

KSDE Licensure
    Licensure Policies during COVID-19 Pandemic - March 2020 (PDF)
    Memo on licensure extensions - May 2020 (PDF)

Archived: School Year 2019-20 KSDE Guidance on Compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Kansas Special Education for Exceptional Children Act during Mandated School Closures due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

SETS Listserv

To receive announcements from the 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 SETS team provides regularly-scheduled webinars for special education administrators. Communication will occur via online meeting platform Zoom and materials and chat are available during the scheduled meeting date and time. The schedule of dates and topics may be found on the TASN website

Meeting Schedule for 2020-21 Meetings begin at 9 am on Zoom
August 14, 2020 (Vimeo link) / Chat transcript (PDF) / Slides (PDF) / DLM flyer (PDF)
September 25, 2020
October 30, 2020
November 20, 2020
January 8, 2021
February 19, 2021
April 9, 2021
May 7, 2021

2019-20 meetings
August 16, 2018 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
September 27, 2019 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
October 18, 2019 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
November 15, 2019 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
January 10, 2020 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
February 14, 2020 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
April 7, 2020 (Vimeo link)
May 8, 2020 (Vimeo Link) / Materials (PDF)
June 12, 2020 (Vimeo Link) / Materials (PDF)

Special Education Administrators’ Quarterly meetings

The KSDE Special Education and Title Services (SETS) Team is hosting meetings for new and experienced special education administrators. Team members will cover timely special education topics and a call for questions from the field will be sent prior to each meeting so that the SETS team can prepare specific information.  The following will be included for special education; hot topics, networking, helpful hints for upcoming reports/requirements, KIAS calendar requirements, Q’s & A’s.

Webinar recordings and materials
Meeting dates 2020-21
July 8, 2020
October 27, 2020
January 26, 2021
April 20, 2021

Special Education, and Title Services Team

Bert Moore

Assistant Director
Doug Boline

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag

Assistant Director
Laura Jurgensen

Assistant Director
Tate Toedman

Coordinator for State and Federal Programs
Dean Zajic


SETS Team Pages

Main Team Page
Special Education
Title Services
Fact Sheets
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)

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Evelyn Alden

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