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2020 New Directors' Orientation

COVID-19 and Special Education

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This two day meeting was held virtually on August 12 & 13, 2020. This meeting is for new and near-new directors of special education and will cover information regarding fiscal responsibilities, legal issues, dispute resolution, general supervision and monitoring, and much more.  The sessions were recorded and can be accessed below. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Introductions and Overview of the ESSU

Paul Foster, ESSU Executive Director


Overview of the 2019-2020 Mentor Project

Faye Gibson & ESSU Director Mentors, Jeanne Boice-Wiley, Marietta Sears & Frances Woolery-Jones

Handouts:


Fiscal Processes

Vicki Graham, Moira Blake & Kim Boylan


Special Education Data Reporting and Personnel Compliance

Lauren Rossini & Beth Nelson

 


General Supervision and Monitoring

Candace Hawkins, Kerry Whitmore, Heidi Derr, Orla Bolger & Alyssa Ohleyer


Parent Survey

Joyce Thiessen-Barret & Miki Imura


Thursday, August 13, 2020

 

Dispute Resolution

Brandon Edelman


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mary Anne Fleury


Communications from and to the ESSU

Suzy Shotts


Introductions to PEAK

Pam Christy

Handout: 

  • About PEAK PPT (PDF) - coming soon! 

Helpful Links:


Introductions to the ALL Team

Tanni Anthony


Secondary Services Transition and Support

Gail Lott

Handout:

Training / Talks / Office Hours:

CDE Link:

 


Child Find and Preschool Special Education & Results Matter/Preschool Outcomes

Heidi White & Tara Rhodes


Facility Schools

Judy Stirman


Overview of Directors' Handbook, Q&A from the Day


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