Reports

Listings of SEAC’s Annual Reports and Due Process Reports, as well as the WestEd Reports.  Here is also a link to the Hawaii State Systemic Improvement Plan – Phase 1, the Hawaii State Systemic Improvement Plan –  Phase 2, and the Hawaii State Systemic Improvement Plan – Phase 3.

Annual Reports of Past SEAC Activities and Recommendations

Due Process Reports

More Information on Due Process Decisions

The Department of Education posts redacted copies of IDEA due process decisions on its website.  SPIN has also been given access to a log of IDEA Due Process Decisions as of July 1, 2017 and a IDEA Decision Appendix as of July 1, 2017 summarizing the outcome of due process hearings, as well as appeals of decisions.  The log and appendix are compiled and updated by John Dellera, J.D.

WestEd Reports

WestEd, a national educational consulting firm, produced two reports regarding Hawaii’s special education system along with recommendations for reform.  Follow this link to these reports and a recent legislative briefing to determine progress towards these recommendations.

Hawaii State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

One of SEAC’s major duties is to participate in the development of the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Plan with its new indicator of special education compliance and performance–the Hawaii State Systemic Improvement Plan.  The SSIP is a multi-year, achievable plan to accomplish two main goals:  1) improving results for students with disabilities and their families, and 2) helping schools deliver and maintain evidence-based practices that have been shown to work.  Hawaii’s first SSIP was submitted and accepted by the Office of Special Education Programs this past Spring.  A Phase II SSIP is due April 1, 2016.