Special Education Program Review

PHASE I: PROGRAM ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW 

Our team of consultants experienced in all aspects of special education administration and programming will conduct a thorough review of district practices including but not limited to:

Organization of central office special education and related services staff including: 

• Roles and responsibilities
• Inter-district communication practices
• Collaboration between special and regular education personnel 

• Engagement of local, regional and/or national stakeholders to contribute to policies and political support for excellence and equity in education.


Procedures and protocols for delivery of special education services including: 

• Child-find procedures
• Generation and Maintenance of Records
• Development of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 

• Programs, services and delivery models
• Criteria for exiting students from special education
• Dispute resolution process 

 

Financial needs necessary to administer special education services: 

• Budget development and availability of current resources
• Capacity to project future special education expenditures
• Utilization of state and federal funds for special education 

• Purchasing process for material goods and services necessary for delivering special education services

• Staff assignments and utilization
• Professional development
• Parent and/or agency involvement in the educational program 

PHASE II: REPORT OF FINDINGS 

Upon completion of the review, the team will meet with district leadership to discuss the initial findings and will assist in establishing district goals. A final written report with recommendations will be presented to the Board of Education. 

PHASE III: IMPLEMENTATION OF FOLLOW-UP 

Our consultants are available to assess district progress toward meeting established goals at 90 days, six months and/or one-year post-implementation of findings.                                                                       

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