Special Education News Update

December 15, 2014

Happy Holidays! Have a Wonderful Holiday Break!

Remember the reason for the season! Enjoy time spent with family and friends!

Important Information:

Invitations (Notice):

The IDEA § 300.503(a), in part, says that written notice must be given to the parents of a child with a disability. So giving it to the child to take home to the parent would not be compliant. In fact, there have been complaints where the district has been found non-compliant because the IEP or Notice was sent home with the student. Notice is of sufficient importance that the district must document delivery.


Don't forget to collect data before and after Christmas break to have documentation for and against the need for ESY.

Congratulations to Tasha Harrison's Students and Staff on a fantastic Holiday Spaghetti Lunch!

Please keep in mind....


  • November Medicaid MUST be done before you leave for Christmas Break! Please plan accordingly!

ECSE Classroom Fun!


Happy Birthday! (December)

3rd- Lora Schultz (Kellogg Elementary)

7th - Matt Brussee (Middle School)

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

  • December 22- Jan 2, 2015 - Winter Break (All IEPs due in by December 18, 2014)
  • January 14, 2015 PLCs
  • February 5, 6 2015 Parent Teacher Conferences
  • February 11, 2015 Count Day (all IEPs due on or before Feb 11, must be completed by Feb 5
  • February 18, 2015 PLCs
  • March 18, 2015 PLCs
  • March 23, 2015 Progress Reports Due