Special Education Directors,
ADE/ESS is pleased to announce that the SY 2020-2021 Monitoring Manual is now posted to the Program Support and Monitoring website. ESS/Program Support & Monitoring (ESS/PSM) encourages all PEAs to review the manual for training purposes and to ensure compliance with the state general supervision system. The manual is a tool that can be used by all PEAs regardless of monitoring cycle year. Two highlights include training tools located in the appendix to assist with goals and specially designed instruction, and guide steps that include statutory direct citations for a quick reference when needed. We hope this assists in programming and documentation as you start off the new school year.
As a reminder, programmatic monitoring activities are required under the IDEA and take place throughout the school year unless waivers are granted or legislation is changed. ESS/PSM continues to be responsive to PEA needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and will make every effort to work with PEAs to ensure monitoring activities are able to continue. ESS/PSM may need to modify a PEA’s monitoring activities, dependent on individual circumstances, to ensure activities are completed within the 2020-2021 school year.
Please contact your PEA’s assigned program specialist with questions. Thank you.