On September 16, 2020, Carole L. Clancy, Director of the PDE Bureau of Special Education (BSE) sent a PennLink memo to all LEAs titled Indicator 13: What LEAs Need to Know for Compliance Monitoring for Continuous Improvement (CMCI). The contents of that memo are below.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has the responsibility to ensure that all local educational agencies (LEAs) providing special education services, whether directly or by contractual arrangements, administer special education services and programs that are compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. To fulfill this responsibility, PDE has established administrative procedures for monitoring program implementation, including evaluating the appropriateness, effectiveness, and accountability of special education services and programs.
In order to meet the federal accountability requirements for transition age students, the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) will provide a required training session specific to Indicator 13 for LEAs identified for CMCI for the 2020-21 school year. The purpose of this training will be to prepare LEAs for the requirements of compliance monitoring as it relates to secondary transition and to highlight effective practices in secondary transition.
The targeted LEAs should plan to participate in a web-based training along with their transition support team. These team members could include, but are not limited to, special education directors, building principals, transition coordinators, and other educational staff involved in the administration and supervision of special education programs.
The web-based training will be available no later than September 15, 2020. LEAs must complete the training by October 31, 2020. Registration is available on PaTTAN’s website at www.pattan.net.
For questions concerning the Indicator 13: What LEAs Need to Know for CMCI training, contact Hillary Mangis, Educational Consultant at the PaTTAN Pittsburgh Office, at 800-446-5607, ext. 6878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.