The WDE Division of Individual Learning will ensure POSITIVE outcomes for learners (with disabilities) by effecting significant growth and improvement in education systems throughout the State of Wyoming.
The WDE Division of Individual Learning SERVES education agencies in Wyoming through the provision of quality technical assistance, meaningful professional development, and credible program evaluation and feedback consistent with the letter and spirit of IDEA.
The Wyoming Instructional Network website is a project of the Wyoming Department of Education, Division of Individual Learning to provide information about special education resources, evidence-based instructional practices, professional development and other events to educators, families and other agencies. Find out more at wyominginstructionalnetwork.com.
IDEA State Application Public Comment: March 19 – April 19
Each year the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) submits a state application under the Part B Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 2004 Federal Special Education Funds. The application consists of two required components for funds. The first section requires the state to provide assurances that it has in effect policies and procedures to meet all eligibility requirements of Part B of the Act as found in PL 108-446, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and applicable regulations (IDEA). If the state cannot provide the assurances outlined, it must provide a date when revision will be made in order to bring state policies and procedures in line with the federal regulations.
The second component of the application is a spreadsheet that includes:
- How amounts retained under section 20 U.S.C. 1411€ for state administration and state-level activities will be used to meet the requirements of Part B.
- Specifically how those amounts will be allocated among the state- level activities described in 20 U.S.C. 1411(e) (1) and (2) to meet state priorities based on input from Local Education Agencies (LEAs); and
- Dollar amounts, if any, that will be distributed to LEAs by formula.
The WDE will be accepting public comment from March 19, 2018 through April 19, 2018. The state will review and consider all the public comments and make any necessary modifications to the application or policies and procedures, as appropriate. Public comment may also be submitted via email or US Mail to the Wyoming Department of Education, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Hathaway Building 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002.