Essential resources for understanding the world of special education in Howard County and beyond.

Extended School Year (ESY) Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin May 2020 This technical assistance bulletin includes a flowchart to support the local school system or public agency (LSSs/PAs) in determining Extended School Year (ESY) services due to the extended school closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This document also contains questions and answers that highlight the eligibility decision-making and…

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Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education

Maryland Together COVID-19 Response and Path Forward May 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Strategies for Moving Forward This document presents a number of strategies and considerations for school systems as communities move forward together to embrace the new normal of conducting school operations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Reopening of, and re-entry into school buildings is…

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Supporting Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 and Afterwards

A Guide for Emotional Well-Being Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services Assessing safety, providing support, and ensuring individual children’s needs are met can be very challenging as children are not currently in your classrooms and it is unknown when they will be returning to their school buildings. This…

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