OSDE - SES March 14, 2023 - Internal

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**NEW** Parentally-placed Private School Children with Disabilities

Please review the Parentally-placed Private School Children with Disabilities Memorandum at your convenience. 

IDEA Allocation Adjustment

The IDEA Part B Flowthrough Allocation Adjustment has now been uploaded in the Grant Management System (GMS). Districts must create a budget amendment for the IDEA Consolidated Application in order to view and budget those funds. To access the Grants Management System (GMS), go to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) website and scroll down to the Oklahoma State Department of Education Single Sign-On and click to access the site. Log on by using your username and password. Click the Grants Management and Expenditure Reporting button, scroll down to IDEA Consolidated Application then click the amend button.

For questions or additional information, please contact your Finance Specialist.

Re-Allocation of Project 615

The Re-Allocation of Project 615 funds has been completed. Districts not submitting a budget application by December 1, 2022 have forfeited their allocation. Districts having completed a budget application prior to December 1, 2022 have received additional funds and must complete a budget amendment to budget the additional funding. Should you have any questions please contact your financial specialist.


OAAP Update

You can find the most recent information regarding Kite Data Clean Up, Access to the Training Report, High School Information, and DLM updates prior to the spring testing window.


**NEW** Alternate Diploma Collaboratives

The OSDE-SES will host weekly Alternate Diploma Collaboration for Questions each Friday at 2:00 PM beginning March 10th.

*We will not meet on March 17th, due to Spring Break! 

Date and Topics Include:

  • March 24 - What to do for students graduating 22/23, 23/24, and beyond
  • March 31 - Nuts and Bolts of developing an 18-21 program
  • April 7 - Next Steps
  • April 14 - IDEA Paperwork and EdPlan
  • April 21 - To Be Determined
  • April 28 - To Be Determined

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Questions can be directed to Lori Chesnut

*FINAL SESSION* OSDE-SES and OSPA - Qualified Professional Learning Series

OSDE-SES and OSPA are collaborating to bring school psychologists and school psychometrists a four-session professional learning series. Session 3 is specially designed for comprehensive evaluation.  This training is free and open to both school employees and individuals who contract with districts to provide evaluation services. Topics include disability specific evaluation components and evaluation tools/instruments. Please share this information with your qualified professionals. 


Registration for in person and virtual, along with being eligible for Project 613! For additional information, please see the Professional Learning Series: Qualified Professionals or contact Megan Salisbury with questions.

Early Childhood Outcomes Webinars

Improve your understanding of the Early Childhood Outcomes process and learn how outcomes data collection supports early childhood special education program in meeting the needs of students.

Questions can be directed to Megan Withers

CPI Regional Training


OSDE-SES in partnership with School Safety and Security will be offering Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training. This training will be offered at eight (8) locations around Oklahoma to meet the needs of small and rural school districts.

This training is designed to equip school staff members with tools to use in crisis prevention, de-escalation techniques, and physical interventions when needed. 

Please save the date you would like to attend and wait for the registration to be released in the Summer!! 

  • September 14-15, 2023 in Woodward, Oklahoma
  • October 12-13, 2023 in Hugo, Oklahoma
  • November 9-10, 2023 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • December 14-15, 2023 in McAlester, Oklahoma
  • January 11-12, 2024 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • February 8-9, 2024 in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • March 14-15, 2024 in Boise City, Oklahoma
  • April 11-12, 2024 in Miami, Oklahoma

Funds in Project 613 (cost of travel, substitute teachers, and hotel) are permissible for reimbursement.

Questions about CPI can be directed to Megan Salisbury & questions about Project 613 can be directed to Abby Johnson


Partner University - Boot Camp Opportunities

Boot Camp is one of the provisional special education teacher certification programs offered for candidates interested in obtaining a non-traditional certification in the state of Oklahoma.

  • OSU - Oklahoma State University
  • SNU - Southern Nazarene University
  • NSU - Northeastern State University
  • SWOSU - Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Professional Development

**NEW** Second Annual Paraprofessional Conference

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Educational Interpreter Registry

If your district employs educational interpreters, please verify that they are on the OSDE Educational Interpreter Registry.  All interpreters in an educational setting are required to be on the registry and are required to obtain yearly CEUs. 


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