P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1800    540-863-1804 fax

 

 

DATE:   August 21, 2017

 

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Early Childhood Special Education – 2 year olds / Additional exit door in classroom at MVES

RATIONALE

Federal law requires school divisions to provide appropriate services for two year olds identified as special education eligible.  For a school division to start a class for two year olds in an elementary school would cost upwards of $100,000 per school year for the staffing of the program.  This does not include the cost of building modifications or the cost of equipment that would be needed to supply the classroom.  Working cooperatively with the early child hood program operated by the YMCA to address this issue, there would be a need for a second egress from a classroom to have a class for two year olds.  The school division would be able to place children in this age appropriate class in the early childhood program operated by the YMCA and provide services there. The YMCA has agreed to provide $7,000 towards the installation of an egress door.

 

ESTIMATED COST

 $20,000 (less $7,000 from EHS)

BUDGET CATEGORY

General Operations and Maintenance and CIP

LEGAL REFERENCE

FA – Facilities Development

STAFF CONTACT

Ben Truett

SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENADATION

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