Special Education – Arizona Department of Education
Exceptional Student Services (“ESS”) monitors charter and district schools adherence to federal and state special education requirements. The ESS website includes resources for schools regarding all aspects of a school’s special education program from data requirements to program support. Subsequent to signing a charter contract granted through the new charter application process and prior to the first day of instruction, the authorized charter representative must attend a full-day ESS training sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education. For more information regarding this training, review the congratulations letter you received notifying you that your new charter application had been approved and a charter contract had been granted.