Exceptional Children and Early Learning

Latest OSEEL Communication and Resources

Published: 12/1/2022 3:36 PM

​​​​​​​​The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued its 2020 Determination Letters on State Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Kentucky was found to Meet Requirements and Purposes of Part B of the IDEA. This is Kentucky’s 13th consecutive year of achieving the highest level of determination possible!​

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Directors of Special Education Institute 2022 Recordings Now Available

​Please visit the Directors of Special Education Institute webpage to view recordings of content shared at last summer's Directors of Special Education (DoSE) Institute. ​​

Risk-Focused Monitoring Webinar

The Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) is hosting a webinar for all districts identified for risk-focused monitoring (RFM) on Monday, October 24th, at 4:00 p.m. ET.  The purpose of the webinar is to review the RFM process, share details about the upcoming RFM visits, and answer any questions you may have regarding RFM. This information was previously shared with Directors of Special Education (DoSEs) during the Dose Institute in September. It will be a refresher and an additional opportunity for superintendents and DoSEs to receive clarification for any remaining questions. 

For questions, please email Carol Ann Morrison at carol.morrison@education.ky.gov​.


Best Practice Spotlight​

OSEEL is looking for best practices to spotlight! Please share, via th​​is OSEEL Spotlight Submission Form, if you have excellent practices occurring within classrooms so we can highlight the work of teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other education providers.

Office of Special Education and Early Learning Newsletter​

Click the link below ​to read the latest news and updates from the Office of Special Education and Early Learning.


LRP Resources

Special Ed Connection is the go-to online source for guidance on all your special education challenges — and the source you need to keep current on education policy and legal developments. 

Please email the contacts listed below if you have any questions.
Kelly Whiting at kwhiting@lrp.com or Ryan Benetz at rbenetz@lrp.com​.

Latest OSEEL Webcast​s and Resources​
​​Joseph McCowan
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 Ext. 4121
Fax (502) 564-6470

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