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
Document has an interactive table of contents. Translated versions of the Rules will be available in the future.

Utah Office of Administrative Rules:

Federal Laws, Rules, and Regulations

United States Department of Education:

Model Special Education Policies and Procedures

Public School District Local Education Agencies (LEAs): 
Revised July 2017

Charter Schools LEAs:
Revised July 2017


Educational Equity: Section 504
USBE School Counseling, Equity, and Prevention (SCEP)

Educational Interpreters

Fostering Youth with Disabilities: Navigating the School System | Fostering Youth with Disabilities: Navigating the School System (Spanish) 
Disability Law Center

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team Membership

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Guidance:

Technical Assistance Documentation:

Protecting Student Privacy 
United States Department of Education

USBE Special Education Charter School


Naté Dearden
Dispute Resolution and Transportation
Phone: (801) 538-7884 | E-mail

Dispute Resolution

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


Parent Information and Resources

Dispute Resolution: Exploring Your Options

IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guides:

Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child's School

Due Process Hearings

In accordance with the IDEA and  the USBE Special Education Rules (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.

Contact Us

Naté Dearden
Dispute Resolution and Transportation
Phone: (801) 538-7884 | E-mail

Laurieann Thorpe
Dispute Resolution
Phone: (801) 538-7541 | 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

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

6fa. 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. In-State Transfer Student Checklist

18a. Out-of-State Transfer Student Checklist

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 #).

Contact Us

Lindsey Adams
Utah Program Improvement Planning
Phone: (801) 538-7806 | E-mail

Procedure Safeguards

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Special Education Rights (SER) of Parents and Children Procedural Safeguards Notice (revised November 2016) and Annual Parent/Guardian Notices (Child Find, Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), and Medicaid). 

Procedural Safeguards Notice

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Arabic)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Somali)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Spanish)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Tongan)

Procedural Safeguards Notice (Vietnamese)

Note: Translations Revised 03/10/2017

New Mexico Public Education Department

Contact Us 

Naté Dearden
Dispute Resolution and Transportation
Phone: (801) 538-7884 | E-mail 

Laurieann Thorpe
Dispute Resolution
Phone: (801) 538-7541 | E-mail

Utah Program Improvement Planning System (UPIPS)

2015-2016 Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Program Implementation Evaluation Rubric 

RDA Report Guiding Questions 2014-2015 

Special Education Program Implementation Monitoring Tiers

UPIPS 2018-2019 Manual 

UPIPS Program Improvement Supports and Activities

Utah State Board of Education (USBE):

Correcting Issues of Noncompliance

Common Compliance Issues and How to Correct Them (2013-2014)

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Identification and Correction of Noncompliance and Reporting on Correction in the State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR) September 3, 2008

Identification and Correction of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Noncompliance

Office of Special Education Program (OSEP):

UPIPS Interviews 2017-2018:

On-Site Visits:


Contact Us 

Lindsey Adams
Phone: (801) 538-7806 | E-mail

Annette D'Agostini
Phone: (801) 538-7948 | E-mail

LauraLee Gillespie
Phone: (801) 538-7866 | E-mail