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2023 Orientation for New (and Near-New) Directors of Special Education 

The 2023 Orientation for New (and Near-New) Directors of Special Education (NDO) was held in person on August 28th. This meeting is for new and near-new directors of special education and will cover information regarding fiscal responsibilities, legal issues, dispute resolution, general supervision and monitoring, and much more.

Agenda Topics

  •  Meet State Special Education Director Dr. Paul Foster
  • Overview of the Mentor Project
  • IDEA B End of Year Budget and Project Narrative Amendment
  • Identity Management AnLar/DMS, Certifying the End of Year Student and Discipline reports
  •  Navigating the CDE/ESSU Website
  •  Indicator 14
  • Personnel Compliance.

Lunch Connect Meetings

Please mark your calendars to attend the monthly Lunch Connect meetings. These virtual opportunities are for group members to ask questions, stay up to date on various topics and network with each other. 

Lunch Connect Dates

Lunch Connect meetings are scheduled for 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on the following dates: 

  • September 22, 2023
  • October 20, 2023
  • November 17, 2023
  • January 12, 2024
  • February 16, 2024
  • March 15, 2024
  • April 19, 2024 
  • May 10, 2024 

Participation certificates that can be used for licensure recertification will be issued.

Meeting Link

This meeting is closed to new near-new Directors of Special Education. 

Join the meeting via MS Teams

Helpful Links for the School Year 

Mentor Contact

Please be aware that although a New / Nearly New Special Director is welcome and encouraged to participate in the Orientation for New (and Near-New) Directors of Special Education and the Lunch Connect Meetings, only the AU Special Education Director of Record is assigned a CDE Mentor through the CDE Mentor Project. 

Questions? Contact

Jon Paul Burden
Special Education Director Technical Assistance Specialist
Email Jon Paul Burden
(720) 646-0101

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