Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and state
law, charges districts to provide effective educational programs for
students with disabilities, ages 3-20, who need special education and
related services. This is achieved through effective instruction and
implementation of each student’s Individualized Education Program
(IEP) by a team of people including administrators, general and special
education teachers, and other service providers. These people work
as a team to meet the unique needs of each student and provide them
with an educational experience that prepares them for life after school.


In addition to providing effective programs and services, Directors of
Special Education are also responsible for a variety of administrative
requirements, including Child Find, Eligibility, Data Management and
Reporting, Fiscal Management, Policies and Procedures, as well as
Compliance and Accountability. BEG has the resources to help districts
develop and maintain systems that focus on both compliance with
state and federal regulations and increased scrutiny on outcomes
for students with disabilities.

Coaching Focus: To provide districts with support to meet the complex needs of students in the special education subgroup.
Our focus is to help districts close the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled
peers. We do this through helping districts customize a plan, based on their unique student population and available
resources, to close their gap to goal targets for students with disabilities and increase outcomes for each student.

Student Outcomes:
• Strengthen knowledge on how to develop and implement
an IEP that is based on the unique needs, abilities and
circumstances of each individual child.
• Explore subgroup Gap to Goal targets that are appropriately
ambitious, challenging and reasonable based on the child’s
disabilities.
• Explore types of accommodations, modifications and other
supplementary aids and services.
• Strengthen knowledge on how to ensure students with
disabilities have access to the general education curriculum.
• Review models for Co-Teaching and explore a variety of
Inclusive Practices.

Compliance:
• Learn and understand the required components of an
Individualized Education Program (IEP).
• Strengthen knowledge of specific regulatory requirements
for Child Find, Eligibility Criteria, Extended School Year,
Complaints, Due Process, Dispute Resolution, Manifestation
Determination Reviews, Parental Involvement, Transition
Plans, State Performance Plan and Annual Performance
Reports.
• Refine leadership skills necessary to successfully implement
program requirements, including Data Management,
Reporting Timelines, State and Federal Funds, Fiscal
Management, and Policies and Procedures.
• Learn and understand how to address issues of
noncompliance and develop a Corrective Action Plan.