Pursuant to Senate Bill 1, 2021 Extraordinary Session, all Kentucky public school districts are required to submit their current COVID-19 School Operations Plan and any subsequent drafts to the Kentucky Department of Education for informational purposes. Districts may submit their plans to KDE using this form.

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COVID-19 Resources for Special Education and Early Learning

Published: 5/26/2021 9:35 AM
The Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) continues to coordinate with the United States Department of Education (USED), the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide all necessary updates related to the COVID-19. 

The following new resources for educators, local leaders and families on K-12 support programs provide additional information on flexibilities, student privacy and educating students with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Kentucky is also in the process of sharing state specific guidance by organizing and creating additional support resources for educators. This information is located below for your reference and it will continue to be updated.

As part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) is updating its guidance regarding dispute resolution processes available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

National Level Resources 

Emailing Personally Identifiable Information (PII):  
FERPA/HIPPA Guidance (December 2019) 

Kentucky Resources
Letter Regarding IEP Services to Families of Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 17, 2020)


OSEEL Resources

Special Education Weekly Spotlights 2021
Special Education Weekly Spotlights 2020
Webcast Materials

DoSE Institute 2019 Materials

​Joseph McCowan
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-9850 Ext. 4121
Fax (502) 564-6470

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