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New Special Education Directors' Institute Webinars*

This series contains an overview of Special Education requirements and guidelines related to Administration, Compliance, Data Coordination, Funds Management and General Supervision.

Follow-up to New Directors' Institute

Administration of Special Education Programs

This presentation is designed to familiarize participants with the elements of the State Performance Plan and specific duties of the special education director that relate directly to those elements. Resources available to help directors meet these expectations are also featured.


Legal Update                    

This presentation sets forth some historical and recent case law interpreting the IDEA.  Sections include federal and state statutes and regulations, court cases including recent cases involving Missouri, behavior issue cases, and the mechanics of the due process complaint process.



This presentation is designed to provide an overview of many of the state and federal regulations under IDEA so that new directors will be familiar with key provisions of those regulations and familiar enough with the regulations, Special Education Compliance Standards and Indicators, and other available resources that they will be able to meet the expectations of their jobs. 

Data Coordination

This presentation is designed to familiarize participants with the collection and reporting of Special Education data and how the data are being used at local, state and national levels. Participants will know where to report the data through MOSIS and/or Core Data and how to report the data well. They will also know how the data relate to improvement planning.  


Funds Management

This resentation focuses on an overview of special education funding, including: State and Local Expenditures/Revenues, Federal Part B Requirements, Special Purpose Funds, Medicaid, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), and Fiscal Monitoring.


General Supervision

This webinar focuses on the components of General Supervision and the responsibilities by the State Agency to monitor and oversee school districts in meeting the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


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