Special Education Updates
2017 ESY (Extended School Year)
October 4, 2017
October 9, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SEAC Meeting
October 11, 2017
October 18, 2017
October 25, 2017
Special Education Overview
Our special education teams and services work to keep you informed of and supported in the educational trends related to standards-based instruction, accommodations, and classroom assessment for students with a disability.
Highly effective school environments prioritize the academic achievement and social skills of all students.We identify research-based strategies and practices that support positive behavioral outcomes for all students. Implementation of effective strategies and best practices within a variety of host settings, improves school climate and student outcomes.
Accommodations play an important role in educational settings, particularly for students whose disabilities interfere with performing learning task (such as reading a book, taking notes in class, or writing an essay) or testing tasks (such as getting through the items within the time limit or filling in the circles on a multiple-choice test). A critical part of teaching and assessing students with disabilities, then, is providing them with accommodations that support learning and that support their ability to show what they know and can do.”
It is our goal to provide educators and administrators current information and resources in the areas of instructional accommodations and assessment for students with a disability. Please contact your district or school special education teams to take advantage of state guidance documents, professional development training opportunities and other resources designed to support all students with a documented need, including students with a disability.
Preschool Special Education
Preschool special education is a state and federal mandated program for three- and four-year-old children who meet state eligibility criteria of developmental delay or disability and are experiencing challenges in their learning and development. A child is eligible if they have a significant delay in one or more areas of development, such as learning, speaking or playing. Eligible children are entitled to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. This means that the required preschool services are to be provided in the least restrictive setting at no cost to parents.
Individualized Education Executive Director
Spec. Ed. Director
Assistant Spec. Ed. Director
Spec. Ed. Administrative Assistant
Child Find Coordinator
Spec. Ed. Program Specialist
Office: 719.495.1149, ext. 1050
Assistive Technology SWAAAC Coordinator
Spec. Ed. Chair, Nurse
Spec. Ed. Chair, Motor
Spec. Ed Chair, Mental Health
Spec. Ed. Co-Chair, Speech
Office: 719.495.1149 x4228
Spec. Ed. Co-Chair, Speech
Individualized Education Administrative Assistant