Special Education Programs
Special Education Programs provides leadership and support for educators, parents, and students with disabilities receiving special education and related services throughout South Dakota’s public schools and communities. We strive to support districts and families to improve outcomes and ensure a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities.
Contact your Region Representative with questions.
Notice of Public Availability
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Education (DOE), Special Education Programs is making available for public review for 60 days, starting March 6, 2020, the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Grant Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The application is available here and the allocations are included on the interactive spreadsheet if you are unable to view the application, copies may be obtained by contacting the SD DOE – Special Education Programs, Part B Annual State Application, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, South Dakota, 57501.
Written comments concerning the FFY 2020 Grant Application under Part B of the IDEA will be accepted for 30 calendar days from April 1, 2020 through May 1, 2020. Comments regarding the Part B IDEA application should be sent to Linda Turner, Part B Director, at Linda.Turner@state.sd.us or to the address above.