SPED Connect

Special Education

Contact your Region Representative (updated 08/17/2017)

Notice of Public Availability

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Education (DOE), Special Education Programs is making available for public review for 60 days, starting March 16, 2018, the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 Grant Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The dollar amounts listed in the interactive spreadsheet are based on FFY 2017 allocations. The final budget submitted with South Dakota’s application will be adjusted to reflect the FFY 2018 allocations when these amounts become available. The application is available here or by contacting the SD DOE – Special Education Programs, Part B Annual State Application, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, South Dakota, 57501.

Written comments concerning the FFY 2018 Grant Application under Part B of the IDEA will be accepted for 30 calendar days from April 2, 2018 through May 2, 2018. Comments regarding the Part B IDEA application should be sent to Linda Turner, Part B Director, at Linda.Turner@state.sd.us or to the address above.

Public hearings on the revision of South Dakota Policy and Procedures regarding Significant Disproportionality
March 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm CST in conference room 1, MacKay building (800 Governors Drive), Pierre, SD
April 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm CST in conference room 1 MacKay building (800 Governors Drive), Pierre, SD. April 12, 2018 will have a call in number: 1-866-410-8397 conference ID: 6866841083

If you request an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the meeting (e.g. sign language interpreter, materials in an alternative format), please submit your request in writing not later than 10 days prior to the meeting to ensure accommodations are available. Address requests for accommodations to Kristin.Jerome@state.sd.us.