Special Education Directors

2021 Virtual Special Education Director Academy

Attention Superintendents, Principals, Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Special Education Teachers

SAVE-THE-DATE: July 26-30, 2021

The Office of Special Education is hosting a virtual Special Education Director Academy July 26-30, 2021. This five-day event is designed for new special education directors but is open to all who may want a refresher. Sessions will run from 8:45 a.m. to noon each day with a focus on compliance and data.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to: leadership, early childhood special education, dispute resolution, discipline, postsecondary transition, data reporting and use, and Special Education program requirements.

Registration is open.

Information and materials for the 2021 Special Education Director Academy will be available here following the Academy.

2020 Special Education Data Sessions

Part 1: The Basics
This session will cover basic data requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; people you should know or get to know who will be instrumental in reporting accurate and complete
data; an overview of the DESE MOSIS and Core Data systems; and a deep dive into the special education child count data collection.

Part 2: Data Reporting
This session will cover special education exit data, graduate and dropout follow‐up and discipline data reporting.

Part 3: Miscellaneous Reporting
This session will review personnel reporting, early childhood outcomes, high need fund reporting and other miscellaneous reporting.

Special Education Data Summary Recording (8/25/2020) (Scroll down the page to last bulleted item)

2020 Special Education Compliance Sessions

Special Education 101 and 102
The basics related to the roles and responsibilities of OSE especially as it relates to ECSE.

Discipline of Students with Disabilities
Focuses on the removal of the student from the current educational placement to another setting where the student does not receive the special education and related services described in the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Dispute Resolution Under the IDEA
Discusses ways to prevent and resolve conflict and stages and timelines for Missouri's Dispute Resolution Process as outlined by the IDEA.

Early Childhood Special Education: Compliance, Data, Finance, and Effective Practices
Highlights how ECSE is addressed within each section of OSE/DESE.

IDEA and Transition Planning
Focuses on Indicator 13 and how it relates to Transition Planning. 

Indicator 13 Checklist Transition Example Guidebook

Calendar

July
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Part B Budget Application due ePeGS Part B Budget Application Guide Finance
1 LEA Written Procedures due General Federal Guidance Manual Finance
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
1 Semi-Annual Certifications Time and Effort Guidance Finance
1 LEA Accounting System Accounting Manual Finance
1 Federal Award Identification Information Due Federal Award Identification Spreadsheet Finance
January
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Semi-Annual Certifications Time and Effort Guidance Finance
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
15 Child Count Verification due Instructions Child Count Verification Report Data
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
31 Special Education Finance Self-Assessment due Tiered Monitoring and Fiscal Monitoring Guide Finance
31 Blind Literacy Survey due Data
February
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Self-Assessment in IMACS due Compliance
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
15 MOSIS Graduate and Dropout Follow-up due Technical Assistance Data
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
March
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Proportionate Share Carryover Release Report due ePeGs Proportionate Share Carryover Release Request Guide Finance
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
20 Submit Follow Up Timelines in IMACS Compliance
April
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Submit verification documentation for the desk review Compliance
1 Part B Payment Request ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
1 Submit documentation to clear CAPs Compliance
1 Complete Step 2 in IMACS Compliance
20 Part B Payment Request ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
30 Part B Budget Application Revision due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
May
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Part B Payment Request ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
15 Part C to B Transition Compliance
15 Initial Evaluation Timelines due Compliance
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
June
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
30 MOSIS Discipline file due Data
30 Parentally Placed Private School Survey due Data
30 MOSIS Student Core, Enrollment, and Attendance files due Technical Assistance Data
August
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
3 2021 Virtual Special Education Directors Conference Compliance Data EP
15 Core Data Screen 3 Contacts MOSIS Core Data Manual Data
15 Annual Secretary of the Board Report due Finance
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
September
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
18 Watch CAP Year Webinar Compliance
18 Receive Special Education Program Review Report Compliance
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
30 High Need Fund Application due HNF Application Finance
30 Part B Final Expenditure Report due ePeGs Part B FER Guide Finance
30 Preliminary Special Education District Profiles available Profile and Profile Review Guide Data
October
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
15 Early Childhood Special Education Final Expenditure Report due ECSE FER Guide Finance
15 MOSIS Educator Course and Assignment files due Data
18 Complete Step 1 in IMACS 30 days from date of Special Education Program Review Report Compliance
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
31 Public Placement Fund Application due PPF Application Finance
November
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Start Conducting Self-Assessment Compliance
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
30 Readers for the Blind Application RBP Application Finance
December
Day Task RESOURCES Contact
1 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance
3 Continue Self-Assessment Compliance
15 MOSIS Child Count and Environments of Students with Disabilities Technical Assistance Data
20 Part B Payment Request due ePeGs Part B Payment Request Guide Finance