Misc / June 2017
Focus Areas: Program Evaluation
The FAPE in the Virtual Setting committee has combined forces with the Section 51a committee. We have sent out surveys to the MAASE community seeking feedback from members regarding concerns and celebrations in the area of FAPE in Virtual Settings. In our meetings, we have included the expertise of Sharon LaPointe as well. We have decided to look at this issue from 2 different angles. Monitoring and the IEP process will be considered when we review the survey questions and comments as well as doing some research of the states that have policies and procedures in place regarding FAPE in Virtual Settings. The goal is to have guidance in place by the fall.
Misc / April 2016
Focus Areas: Program Evaluation, Skilled Staff, Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)
May 4th, 2016 and June 1st, 2016
Personal Curriculum – new competency expectations for the Transition Coordinators. Provisions of the PC will be used to increase graduation and reduced dropout rates for students with IEP’s.
Challenging Behaviors – An overview of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) was provided. PBIS is a Framework for enhancing adoption and implementation of, Continuum of evidence based interventions to achieve, academically and behaviorally important outcomes for, all students.
Responsiblities of the OSE – 5 stages: Contact, Cooperation, Coordination, Collaboration and Convergence. This will help to design an improved partnership with MDE>ISD>LEA>Schools.
Lt. Governor Calley announced a bill to mandate the requirements pertaining to the emergency use of seclusion and restraint. The Lt. Governor highly promotes the use of PBIS.