SDE: Bureau of Special Education (BSE) Resources

Bureau of Special Education (BSE) Resources


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The Connecticut State Board of Education believes that all students, including students with exceptionalities, are unique and influenced by cultural, linguistic, intellectual, psychological, health and economic factors. (Excerpted from the State Board of Education's Position Statement on the Education of Students with Exceptionalities)

New Announcements and Postings
 
A professional learning opportunity for school teams: Meeting the Challenge: CT Core Standards for Educators of English Learners and Students with Disabilities [PDF]
Social Security Administration Teacher Questionnaire  [PDF] [DOC] [Instructions]
Work Groups
 
CONTACT INFORMATION

BUREAU BULLETIN
RESOURCES

 
 
GENERAL SUPERVISION SYSTEM (GSS)

 
FISCAL/RFPS/GRANTS
 
Purpose: Two entitlement grant programs under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Assistance for Education of all Children with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities
Date Posted: February 18, 2016
Application Deadline: May 13, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: thomas.boudreau@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6919

Fiscal Resources

  • Approved Private Special Education Programs Per Diem Rates [PDF]
  • Bureau Bulletin Article: Approved Transition/Vocational Programs [PDF]
  • Connecticut Recovery Information (ARRA)
  • New: IDEA Program/Fiscal Compliance Review [PDF]
    • IDEA Program/Fiscal Compliance Review - Desk Audit [PDF]
  • LEA Excess Cost Grant and State Agency Placement Grant for Placements in Facilities Approved or Not Approved for Special Education Memorandum (2008) [PDF]
    • LEA Excess Cost and State Agency Grant Decision Tree [PDF]
  • Special Act 11-9
    • Summary Report in Response to Special Act 11-9 [PDF]
    • Fiscal Data Addendum to the Summary Report-Special Act 11-9 [PDF]
  • State Agency Placements Memorandum (1997) [PDF]
  • Topic Brief: Questions and Answers Regarding Parentally Placed Students in Private Schools [PDF
  • NIMAS/NIMAC
Grants
  • State Personnel Development Grant: July 2006 [PDF]
  • State Personnel Development Grant: July 2007 [PDF]
  • State Personnel Development Grant: May 2008 [PDF]
  • State Personnel Development Grant: May 2009 [PDF]
  • State Personnel Development Grant Evaluation Update: May 2009 [PDF]

LEGAL/DUE PROCESS


  • Complaint Resolution Process (2011) [PDF]
  • List of Hearing Officers [PDF]   
  • Forms: Administrative Complaint [PDF], Hearing and Advisory Opinion [PDF], Mediation [PDF]
  • New: IDEA Part B Application [PDF]
  • Model Special Education Policy and Procedures Manual (2007) [PDF] [DOC]
  • Parent's Guide to Special Education in Connecticut (2007) [English-PDF] [Spanish-PDF]
  • 2015 Parental Notification of the Laws Relating to Seclusion and Restraint in the Public Schools [PDF] [DOC]
  • Understanding the Laws and Regulations Governing the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools [PDF] [PPT]
  • New: Guidance Related to Recent Legislation Regarding Restraining and Seclusion in Schools [PDF]
  • New: Recommended Procedures and Practices to Reduce the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools [PDF]   
    • Model Incident Report for the Emergency Use of Seclusion [PDF] [DOC
    • Model Incident Report for the Emergency Use of Restraint [PDF] [DOC
  • Restraint and Seclusion Annual Report 2013-14 [PDF]
  • Restraint and Seclusion Annual Report 2012-13 [PDF]
  • Restraint and Seclusion Annual Report 2011-12 [PDF]  
  • PPT Process and IEP Forms
  • Procedural Safeguards in Special Education (2011) [English-PDF] [Spanish-PDF]
  • New: SBCH Programs and Parental Consent Memo (PDF) 
  • New: Sample Notification Form for School-Based Health Services [PDF] Spanish [PDF]
  • New: Sample Consent Form for School-Based Health Services [DOC] Spanish [DOC]
  • Special Act 08-5 Resources 
  • Special Education Hearing Decisions
  • Connecticut Department of Education Regulations; Special Education Regulations are found on pages 101-141[PDF]
    • Special Education Regulations June 2013 (Note: must be read in conjunction with existing Special Education Regulations found on pages 101-104) [PDF
SURROGATE PARENT APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

  • Contracted Surrogate Parent Application [PDF]
APPROVED PRIVATE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

  • Directory of Approved Private Special Education Programs [PDF
  • List of Approved Private Special Education Programs [PDF
  • Principles, Procedures and Standards for the Approval of Private Special Education Programs [PDF]
  • Per Diem Rates [PDF]
OTHER RESOURCES 

CONTACT US
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Special Education, Room 369
P.O. Box 2219, Hartford, CT  06145-2219
(860) 713-6910, Fax (860) 713-7014
 





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