Special Education COVID-19 Resources
Guidance on Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) can be found in the documents under Special Education Instruction, Services and Programming or the Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year under Related MDE Resources.
Transportation Expenditure Reporting Guidance for State Fiscal Year 2021 (SFY 21) due to Executive Order 20-94 - 5/26/21
Special Education Instruction, Services and Programming
general clarification of current options and safety requirements for school districts to provide in-person services in schools and homes to students with disabilities
In-Person Instruction and Services Q and A
This document outlines considerations for how school district and charter school staff can meet individual needs for students with disabilities who have an IEP or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), ages birth to 21 years, through in-person services and instruction, which may include providing in-home support.
Questions and answers regarding special education instruction, services and programming
Considerations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities in Hybrid and In-Person Models for Returning to School
Updated Guide to Addressing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Students with Disabilities
Assistance for school districts, charter schools, and parents in making determinations of appropriate services for students with disabilities related to their disrupted education or inability to access appropriate special education and related services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated July 2021 to incorporate special education recovery services and supports.
Distance Learning and School Discipline: Questions and Answers
Special Education Finance
Special Education Funding Changes for State Fiscal Year 2021
Fiscal procedures, maintenance of effort (MOE), new codes, contracted transportation and implications for Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS)
Clarifies federal grants management requirements for education activities.
State and federal funding changes for the distance learning period, examples, reporting
Resources for Families