The State has established and maintains an advisory panel for the purpose of providing policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in the State.
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, effective September 15, 2022, all notices of the meetings of the Arizona Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) and any of its committees, task forces, subcommittees, advisory committees, and public hearings will be posted virtually on the Panel’s website and posted physically in the lobby of the Arizona Department of Education Office located at 1535 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85007.
A courtesy copy of public postings can be found at the Arizona Department of Education Office located at 100 N. 15th AVE, Phoenix, AZ 85007; please request copies in advance by emailing the SEAP Inbox.
Board Meetings, Committee Meetings, and Public Hearings are currently being held virtually and in-person. To speak at a meeting, please register using the link provided on the agenda of the meeting at which you wish to speak.
Approved Minutes 1/21/20 (to be posted shortly after the June 2 meeting)
Procedure for Submitting Public Comment: All public comments for the meeting will be accepted in written form only. All public comments will be posted on the SEAP website and will not be read. All public comments are due to SEAP staff by 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020 via the Request to Speak Form and will be posted on the SEAP website and available for review by start of SEAP Meeting on June 2, 2020.
Emergency Special Education Advisory Panel Meeting
Purpose: To discuss the proposed special education state board rule package (Arizona Administrative Code R7-2-401) and provide comment to the State Board of Education prior to the August 28, 2017 State Board meeting.
FY23 Statement of Assurances required by all PEAs opens on 4/3/23
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the representative body for Special Education for Arizona, Exceptional Student Services, is required to obtain assurances from Public Education Agencies (PEAs) to attest that they are meeting the requirements under state and federal statute for special education in the state of Arizona.
It is a requirement for all entities defined as PEAs regardless if they get federal funds or not.
All PEAs must submit the IDEA Statement of Assurances (SOA) through the ESS Portal of ADEConnect.
The application will open on 4/3/23 and close for submissions on 6/15/23.
Are you concerned about the current rate of suspensions and expulsions at your school or district? Do you feel students are losing valuable class time due to disruptions and other behavior problems? Are teachers struggling to be successful with classroom management? Are administrators spending too much time dealing with discipline issues? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you might find the solution in Multi-Tier Behavior Supports.