Reader asks for more information on special edby Ann Sutherland on 10/07/18
It's beginning to look like this year will focus on special education. I will ask for this information:
Thank you for this information. However, it would be more helpful to know how the positions were allocated to begin with. Of the "47 slots," how many were for certified Special Ed inclusion teachers, how many for Special Ed self-contained classes, then teacher assistants, etc. How many of each type of slot are allocated for elementary, how many for middle, and how many for the neighborhood high schools versus the specialized programs of choice? Also note that dyslexia teachers are not available to the Special Ed students. They serve students under 504 plans. It would help to know the campuses to which these additional teachers have been assigned. Your campus charts under the Information tab showed where cuts were planned. How is the $3 million in new staffing offsetting the cuts?