ODSS First-Year Directors

ODSS First-Year Directors

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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)

IDEA Private School Process Webinar - 9/13/16 from CCOSA on Vimeo.

Q and A: Questions and Answers On Serving Children With Disabilities Placed by Their Parents at Private Schools (April 2011) - U.S. Department of Education

Topic: Children Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools - U.S. Department of Education

Private School Information (pdf)

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)

Private School Contact Documentation (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 training sessions they attend. All of the trainings listed below will be held virtually. 

  • September 4, 2020
  • October 2, 2020
  • November 6, 2020
  • December 4, 2020


To enroll in the 2020-21 First-Year Special Education Directors Project, please contact Laura Crabtree at laura@ccosa.org or Andrea Kunkel at kunkel@ccosa.org.