Special Education Updates

  • Family, School, & Community Partnering - Online Learning Opportunities from CDE

    Posted by Linda Koch on 9/25/2019

    CDE is offering three online courses with specific topics & focus areas for 2019-20.


    ~ Family, School, & Community Partnering high Impact Strategies: Communicating and Designing Homework "Two-Way"


    ~ Multi-Tiered Family, School, & Community Partnering


    ~ Family-School Partnering at the Secondary level


    Please see attached flyer for additional information on each course description.

    CDE Online Courses





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  • Special Education Mission Statement

    Posted by Linda Koch on 9/23/2019 1:00:00 PM

    D49 Special Education Department's mission is to recognize each student as an individual. To respect, enable and empower each of our students to promote positive outcomes by fostering a caring, creative, and inclusive learning environment emphasizing spirit and resilience.

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  • Special Education Records Destruction

    Posted by Linda Koch on 9/17/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Special Education Records Destruction

    The District maintains inactive Special Education Records for a period of six years following termination of enrollment. Following general public notice of two weeks, records are destroyed. You can choose to retrieve your Special Education records prior to destruction by contacting the Special Services Center no later than September 30, 2020.  Records to be destroyed will be September 2014-15 and earlier. 


    Email Leatha Hansz at thansz@d49.org


    Leatha Hansz 

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  • 2016 Pikes Peak Interagency Transition Team Directory

    Posted by Linda Koch on 5/18/2016

    The Pikes Peak Interagency Transition Team was created in 1992 when transition services were mandated by the State, and transition coordinators needed to tell families what resources were available. The PPITT has evolved so that agencies and providers can stay updated, connected and to network. PPITT also publishes an annual resource directory and hosts an annual resource fair. In addition, PPITT has a listserv where events, etc. are posted and forwarded by members.


    Attached is the 2016 Directory.

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  • Transitions Community Agency

    Posted by Linda Koch on 4/28/2016


    Please view the attached flyer with information regarding the Transitions program (Students 18-21 years old)


    Transitions Community Agency Information



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  • BlueStar Guide: Community Resource for Autism Asperger Connection

    Posted by Linda Koch on 8/18/2015
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  • Special Needs Parent Toolkit (Military Families)

    Posted by Linda Koch on 5/6/2015
    Military Resource for Military Families

    Download the Special Needs Parent Toolkit here.
    The Department of Defense Special Needs Parent Tool Kit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared toward helping military families with children with special needs navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support, benefits and entitlements.
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2017 ESY (Extended School Year)

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Special Education Advisory Committee Overview

  • Tyra Young
    One of the Big Rocks of School District 49's strategic plan is supporting every student by providing top quality education to every learner.


    The D49 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) supports and shapes the quality services for children with disabilities. In addition to performing critical work to support our students, the committee can increase involvement, strengthen communication and improve relationships among stakeholders while ensuring students with special needs receive the most appropriate education at D49. When district-wide collaboration improves, programming for students with and without disabilities is strengthened, setting the stage for improved student achievement.


    The mission of the SEAC is to actively represent children/youth with disabilities and impact decisions made on their behalf to enhance the quality of educational services. 


    The SEAC meets every quarter with both a daytime and evening meeting option. The location is different each time in order to best accommodate parents and staff throughout the district. To be added to our email list and receive meeting reminders, important special education updates, or to inquire about community resources, please email us at d49seac@gmail.com.


    Mello Memories Parents Encouraging Parents


    Parents Encouraging Parents conferences are designed to promote family and school partnerships that are essential in supporting students with disabilities and their families in schools and the community. Parents Encouraging Parents brings parents and professionals together by sharing ideas, discussing concerns, celebrating successes and obtaining information related to parenting, educating and partnering to support student learning. School administrators and principals, consider adding a brief PEP notice and the link on your website and in your newsletter to help inform families and professionals in your community of this learning opportunity. More detailed information for the conferences are provided at the Colorado Department of Education website.

Falcon Zone SEAC

Bridgitte Martin
Falcon Zone SEAC Staff Representative
Phone: 719.495.1149, ext 6401
Lisa McCann
Falcon Zone SEAC Para Representative
Tonja Brown
Falcon Zone Parent Representative
Wendy Spillar
Falcon Zone Parent Representative