Special Education Manual
The Special Education Manual was developed by the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) to be offered to Local Education Agencies (LEA) for adoption. The manual meets the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements and is consistent with state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and legal requirements.
Announcement: Administrative Rules
Proposed changes to the Idaho Special Education Manual will go before the legislature during the upcoming 2018 session.
More information regarding these updates can be found on the Administrative Rules webpage.
- 2016 Special Education Manual - Updated June 16, 2016
- Revision Summary from 2015 to 2016 Manual - Updated August 16, 2017
Note: The easiest way to search for a word or phrase in the manual is by using the "Find" feature. Open the Idaho Special Education Manual. Hit the "Ctrl" key (lower left area of your keyboard) And the letter "F" key at the same time. A pop-up window will appear. Enter the word or phrase you are looking for. Click on the "Find Next" button. Your computer will automatically locate and highlight the text you are looking for. Each additional time you click on "Find Next", you will be brought to the next location of the text in the manual.