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Forms and Documents

Guidance Documents

Published: 3/16/2020 3:58 PM

​This page contains various guidance, such as policy, procedures, and guidelines for compliance.

Specially Designed Instruction


Special Transportation

*New* Guidance for Special Transportation in Kentucky

Policy Documents

Special Education Information Brochures

These brochures were developed in an effort to inform parents and others who work with students with disabilities about the unique services guaranteed special education students under federal and state law.  These brochures also provide the support needed to understand special education in Kentucky. Topics include the Individual Education Program (IEP), Confidentiality, Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) and the Special Education Process. This information is intended to be shared with parents, local district staff, and special education students to better familiarize all parties with issues surrounding special education programs in Kentucky schools. Most documents are two pages and intended to be either tri- or quad-folded as handy reference documents. Please download and duplicate as needed.

THESE ATTACHMENTS REPRESENT OFFICIAL KDE INTERPRETATIONS - DO NOT EDIT OR CHANGE CONTENT

Parent Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) Information

Parent Confidentiality Information

Parent Individual Education Program (IEP) Information

Staff/Teacher IEP Information

Student ARC Information

Student IEP Information

For more information regarding resources on educationally relevant therapy in schools please contact the Office of Special Education and Early Learning at 502-564-4970.

Autism Guidance Document

Kentucky Department of Education Autism Guidance

Occupational and Physical Therapy Guidance

Guidance for the Related Services of OT, PT, and SLP in Kentucky Public Schools (updated resource coming soon)

For more information regarding resources on educationally relevant therapy in schools please contact Erma White at 502-564-4970.

United States Department of Education Resources

Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools


April Pieper
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
Division of IDEA Implementation and Preschool
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 Ext. 4519
Fax (502) 564-6470

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