Monthly Archives: August 2019

Procedural Safeguards and Electronic Communications

Thomas Mayes, Legal Consultant for the Iowa Department of Education,  is now recommending that IEP teams document if parents decline a paper copy of the Procedural Safeguards.  This means we must offer a paper copy each time, not just an … Continue reading

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FASTBridge Access

Work is underway to identify which staff need access to the FASTBridge data system and for which buildings.  Submitting the request for changes to the Department of Education will happen soon, and once changes are completed by the DE, it … Continue reading

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Team Representatives and other Special Education service providers: There will be a Standards-Based IEP class starting this fall on September 19th.  If you support schools who would like to learn more about this process, we encourage you to register for … Continue reading

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Quantum

Quantum now has an app for your mobile device. Search “Quantum Workplace” to add to your device.

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Is there a professional development opportunity that should be communicated in The Stream? If so, please work with your team’s administrative liaison to get it posted. Separating Language Difference from Disability (for English Learners) (for K-12 educators) September 16-17 at … Continue reading

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Revocation of Parent Consent Form

The agency has developed a document for staff to use when a parent is requesting to revoke special education services and supports for his/her child. The document provides talking points to ensure parents understand the implications of revoking consent. Please … Continue reading

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2019 Iowa Eligibility and Evaluation Standards

The Iowa Department of Education recently released the July 2019 Iowa Eligibility and Evaluation Standards.  These Standards replace the December 2015 and 2006 standards. You can find the 2019 Standards on the IDOE website at the below link.  Please distribute … Continue reading

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Reminder – August 26 Special Education Law Summit and Procedures Update

What: Special Education Law Summit and Procedural Update Who: All CRAEA Special Education Staff When: August 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   Where: CRAEA Office in Cedar Falls The Special Education Law Summit and Procedural Update will be a … Continue reading

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Quantum Workplace

We will once again be using Quantum Workplace this year. Quantum Workplace is engagement software with tools for recognition, goal-setting, one-on-one conversations, and gathering feedback. Please check that you can login using your full email address as your username and … Continue reading

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Updated Special Education Procedures Manual for 2019-2020

Please download the 2019-2020 Special Education Procedures Manual and delete your 2018-2019 copy.  Release Notes and the new manual are available on the Iowa IDEA webpage.

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