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ESSU Schedule for General Supervision and Monitoring Engagement

This schedule is intended to support a partnership between the Department and each Administrative Unit to meet the requirements outlined in 1 CCR 301-8 (7.05) and 34 CFR 300.(149, 600, 601, 602, 606, 607, and 608).  The schedule is further designed to provide a framework for systemic general supervision and monitoring by the Department.  Every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule; however, there may be circumstances that require general monitoring activities outside of the published schedule.  Such circumstances will be determined on a case by case basis.

Important Dates Coming Up

Picture: Calendar   Year-at-a-Glance for SY 2017-2018 (PDF)

July 13 - IDEA Federal Application Performance Reports due

Colorado Continuous Improvement Process General Supervision and Monitoring Webinar

New Process Review for all Administrative Units and BOCES Directors.  This webinar from 05/21/2018 provided the following information:

  • The 6-year CCIP Gen. Supervision/Monitoring CYCLE
  • The 2018-2019 SY Schedule
  • The AU/BOCES selection process

  • The process
  • Who is on the teams facilitating the CCIP visits
  • Opportunity to get answers to your questions

PowerPoint: CCIP Webinar with Notes (PDF)

Directions: The PowerPoint will open in another tab within your browser.  This document is protected, click "Read Only" to view it.  Go to SlideShow (tab at the top) and then click on "From the Beginning" to play

Special Ed. Directors' Leadership Academy

9th Annual Special Education Directors' Leadership Academy

Dates:  July 18-20, 2018
Location: Lion Square Lodge, Vail, CO

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Rule Changes for Indicators 4A and 4B

The Exceptional Student Services Unit, with input from the field, has adopted new thresholds and guidelines in the supervision of Administrative Units and the measurement of data to the CDE for Indicators 4A and 4B.  Thus, starting with the School Year 2016-17 discipline collection data, the ESSU will apply the new rules to Indicator 4A and 4B.



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