P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA24457

540-863-1809††† 540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:†† †††††† June 19, 2017

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Contracted Vision and Hearing Impaired Services

RATIONALE

Since the 2012-2013 school year, the Division has contracted with Allied Instructional Services to provide IEP mandated services for students with vision impairments. Since one Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) who was also the Hearing Impaired Service Provider retired, and we have been unable to find a replacement, we anticipate contracting with Allied Instructional Services.

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

The SLP for Callaghan, Sharon and who also provided hearing impaired services cost the division approximately $92,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. Because we have not been able to find a full time replacement SLP, we anticipate hiring or contracting for a combination of part time services that is estimated to range from $66,865-86,500. (If we have to contract for teleservices for speech/language because we cannot find a person to be onsite, we will need to hire an SLP assistant to be onsite with the students receiving teleservices.)

 

BUDGET CATEGORY

Local special education funds

LEGAL REFERENCE

IDEA (2004)

STAFF CONTACTS

Elizabeth V. Heath, Director of Special Education

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