ODSS First-Year Directors
Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Brings a New IDEA Standard for FAPE: What Should Districts Be Doing? - June 2017 from CCOSA on Vimeo.
Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Brings a New IDEA Standard for FAPE: What Should Districts Be Doing? Slides (in pdf format)
Staff Training Issues in Light of Endrew F. (pdf format)
Topic: Children Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools - U.S. Department of Education
Re: New Requirements Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq., Concerning Children with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools (pdf)
All new first-year special education directors are eligible to participate in the 2020-2021 First-Year Special Education Directors Project, a joint effort of the Oklahoma Directors of Special Services (ODSS)/Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) and the Oklahoma State Department of Education - Special Education Services section (SDE-SES). The purpose of the Project is to help support first-year directors as they learn the requirements of their new job. There is no cost to participate.
During the 2020-2021 school year, we'll be conducting four half-day training sessions, putting on at least two webinars, providing directors with lists of resources and pairing each new director with an experienced special education director/mentor. New first-year directors will be paid a $50 stipend for each of the four in-person training sessions they attend. The dates for the program are:
- September 4, 2020
- October 2, 2020
- November 6, 2020
- December 4, 2020