P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809    540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:  April 16, 2018

 

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Special Education Annual Plan

RATIONALE

Part B, Section 611, Flow-Through Funds

Grant Period: July 1, 2018 – September 30, 2020

The Alleghany County Schools will continue extension of services to both elementary and secondary special education students by retaining 7 teachers, a behavior specialist, and one teaching assistant with Federal funds. The division will review future employment status of teachers currently employed, engage in performance evaluation, ensure return of current staff or actively recruit qualified personnel, and ensure student IEP annual review for goal accomplishment and necessary program revision. The division will continue to provide aides and related personnel and evaluate performance, and ensure intent to return or recruit qualified personnel.

 

Alleghany County Public schools will continue to fund assessment and other contracted services to students with disabilities. The division will also continue provision of appropriate therapies and psychological services including a full time psychologist. The division will retain a transition employment specialist to provide instruction and job coaching to students.  The division will continue the elementary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) classroom. The division will continue to facilitate participation in conferences, seminars and professional development for personnel.

 

619 Grant – Earl Childhood Special Education

Grant Period: July 1, 2018 – September 30, 2020

Alleghany County Public Schools will maintain two reverse inclusion classes. This includes therapies when appropriate. Goods and services purchased will enhance and extend existing options. Transition Services including Home-visits and liaison for students transitioning from Part C to B will be provided. Tuition assistance will be provided for students in licensed settings outside the division as needed. Appropriate therapies will be provided for students as needed. Conferences will be made available to maintain and enhance teacher skills. Materials, supplies, and equipment to enrich and stabilize the existing programs will be purchased.

 

This plan was presented to the local Special Education Advisory Committee February 20, 2018 for their review and approval. The advisory committee approved it unanimously. I am requesting approval of the Annual Plan.

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

Federal Grant Application

BUDGET CATEGORY

Title VI B, Sections 611 and 619

LEGAL REFERENCE

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004)

STAFF CONTACTS

Elizabeth V. Heath, PhD, Director of Special Education

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION 

Recommend approval

 

 

Attached:  SPED Annual Plan