Special Education COVID-19 Resources

The guidance on this page relates to special education services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back often, as the information is changing rapidly.
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.

Special Education Instruction, Services and Programming

  • 6/15/21
  • 11/30/20
    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  - 11/5/20
    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.
  • 10/6/20
  • 8/25/20
    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  - 6/22/20

Due Process

Special Education Finance

  • Special Education Funding Changes for State Fiscal Year 2021  - 11/6/20
    Fiscal procedures, maintenance of effort (MOE), new codes, contracted transportation and implications for Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS)
  • 5/11/20
    Clarifies federal grants management requirements for education activities.
  • 3/31/20
    State and federal funding changes for the distance learning period, examples, reporting

Resources for Families

  • 1/5/21
  • 4/23/20