IA Dept of Education COVID-19

Guidance for Iowa AEAs and School Districts for IDEA During COVID-19 Outbreak

Guidance provided based on information from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and current state administrative rules and regulations.


IDEA COVID-19 Webinar

Watch the IDEA COVID-19 Webinar from March 17th, 2020 on YouTube

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Virtual IEP Meeting Tip Sheets

This resource was developed in response to requests from state and local educational agencies and parents about how to hold and participate in virtual individualized education program (IEP) meetings. While intended to meet a need during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we hope the content will have broader application.

Read the IDEAs that Work PDF

Sample letter requesting IEP meeting during school closure

This letter is designed to be used during a school closure but could be changed to meet other situations when a family would like an IEP meeting. The details of a student's situation should be added to the sample letter before sending to a Special Education Teacher, Principal, Special Education Director or Superintendent. Remember to keep a copy for yourself, including the date it was sent.

Read the ASK PDF

COVID-19 Provider FAQs: Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

COVID-19 Provider Frequently Asked Questions on Home and Community Based Services.

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