Special Education Laws, State Rules and Regulations

Special Education Rules

Utah Laws, State Rules, and Regulations:

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Special Education Rules (October 2016)

Note: Special Education Rules has an interactive table of contents. Translated versions of the Rules will be available in the future.

Utah Administrative Code:

Federal Laws, Rules, and Regulations:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Regulations, 34 CFR §300

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Regulations (FERPA), 34 CFR §99

Model Special Education Policies and Procedures: 

Public School District LEAs (revised July 2017):

Charter LEAs (revised July 2017):

USBE Related Links

USBE Resources and Technical Assistance Documents

United States Department of Education Resources

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Guidance

Other Resources

Utah Tax Forms:

Dispute Resolution

Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) Quick Guide to Special Education Dispute Resolution Processes

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Dispute Resolution Manual 

CADRE Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Dispute Resolution Data Summary for: Utah 2004-2005 to 2014-2015


Parent Information and Resources

IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guides:

Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child's School
Brochure available in 13 languages

Early Dispute Resolution : Exploring Your Options

Due Process Hearings

In accordance with the IDEA and  the Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules (USBE SER), the USBE, after deleting any personally identifiable information, must make complete due process findings and decisions are available to the public. 34 CFR 300.513(d)(2), USBE SER IV.O.5.

Provo School District

Alpine School District

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB)

Canyons School District

There are no due process decisions or findings during the years of years 2002-2006, 2008, 2010-2011, and 2016. Redacted copies of due process decisions issued prior to 2012 are available to the public by request:

Naté Dearden
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7884 | Fax: (801) 538-7991 | E-mail

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Important Notice
The IEP forms changed as the result of the revised Special Education Rules that went into effect 10/07/2016. Unless otherwise stated, the IEP forms have been revised as of 12/09/2016. Translations will be posted as they become available.

IEP Forms

1. Regular Education Interventions/At Risk Documentation

2. Referral for Evaluation for Special Education Services

3a. Written Prior Notice and Consent for Evaluation/Re-Evaluation:

3b. Areas, Tests and Purposes:

4. Notice of Meeting:

4a. Notice of Meeting to Adult Student:

5. Team Evaluation Summary Reports and Written Prior Notice of Eligibility Determination

5a. Autism:

5b. Speech/Language Impairment:

5c. Deafblindness:

5d. Developmental Delay:

5e. Emotional Disturbance:

5f. Hearing Impairment/Deafness:

5g. Intellectual Disability:

5h. Multiple Disabilities:

5i. Orthopedic Impairment:

5j. Other Health Impairment:

5k. Specific Learning Disabilities

5ka. Method A: Response to Intervention (RTI):

5kb. Method B: Discrepancy:

5kc. Method C: Combination of RTI and Discrepancy:

5kd. Method D: Other Alternative Research-Based Method

5l. Traumatic Brain Injury:

5m. Visual Impairment (Including Blindness):

6. IEP (complete form)

6a. Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) and Special Factors:

6b. Measurable Annual Goals:

6c. Services:

6d. Written Prior Notice and Signatures:

6e. Individualized Transition Plan School to Post School

IEP Forms

6f 1. Assessment Addendum: Participation in Statewide and Local Education Agency (LEA)-wide Assessments

6f2. Analysis of Assessment in the Utah's Accountability System

6g. Extended School Year (ESY) Attachment:

6h. Amendment to IEP:

6i. Agreement-IEP Team Member not Attending Meeting:

7. Placement

7a. Written Prior Notice and Consent for Initial Placement in Special Education:

7b. Written Prior Notice of Change of Placement in Special Education:

8. Written Prior Notice of Evaluation/Re-evaluation and Review of Existing Data:

9. Written Prior Notice of Refusal to Take an Action:

10. Self-Contained Resource Attendance Management (SCRAM):

11. Notice to Parents and Students Regarding Age of Majority Rights That Transfer under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):

11a. Notice to Parent(s) and Adult Student of Rights That Have Transferred under IDEA

12. Consent for Disclosure of Confidential Information:

12a. Consent for Release of Student Records:

13. Academic Observation Report-Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

14. Behavior Observation Report

15. Consent for Agency Invitation to Transition Planning:

15a. Adult Student:

16. Manifestation Determination:

17. Record of Access:

18. Transfer Student Checklist


a. Out-of-State:

19. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Release of Information:

20. Revocation of Consent for Special Education and Related Services

21. Summary of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance for Exiting Student:

24. Authorization to Access Confidential Student Records:

25. Special Education File Transfer Log:

To save the form, you need to right-click on the form and "save target as" or "save link as" to wherever you want on your computer. Then you can fill it out and save as (with student name and form #).

Procedure Safeguards

Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rights of Parents and Children Procedural Safeguards Notice (revised November 2016) and Annual Parent/Guardian Notices (Child Find, Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship, FERPA, and Medicaid). 







(Translations revised 03/10/2017)

Translation courtesy of the New Mexico Public Education Department: Special Education.