Update on Lodi Unified School District*s Special Education Program

Report
Update on Lodi Unified
School District’s Special
Education Program
Report to the Board of Education
November 4, 2014
Bill Saunders
Administrative Director, Student Services/SELPA
SELPA
Special Education Local Plan Area
• Lodi Unified SD
• Oak View SD
• New Hope SD
• National University Charter
• Rio Valley Charter
Leadership Structure
• SELPA Director
• Four Special Education Coordinators
• Each Coordinator oversees one Service Region and,
• Coordinates a specialty area to provide district-wide
consistency
• SELPA Council
• District Superintendents meet regularly to discuss
issues.
New Service Delivery Model
• Designates four Service Regions based on high school
attendance areas
• Facilitates consistent and coordinated services among
service providers
• Improves communication between site staff and district
staff
• Allows for implementation of “wrap around” services
approach by following students throughout school
career
• Consistent with recommendations from West Ed review
team
Region 1
Region 2
Region 3
Region 4
Bear Creek
McNair
Lodi High
Tokay
Plaza Robles
Morada
Liberty
Lodi Middle
McAuliffe
Delta Sierra
Millswood
Beckman
Creekside
Adams
Lakewood
Borchardt
Elkhorn
Clairmont
Lawrence
Larson
Morgan
Davis
Lockeford
Nichols
Muir
Mosher
Katnich/Ind.Study/
Henderson/Turner
Heritage
Oakwood
Live Oak
Reese
Needham
Podesta
Parklane
Houston
Mahin
Silva
Sutherland
Victor
Serna
Wagner Holt
Westwood
Vinewood
Oak View
Washington
Needham West
Woodbridge
Lincoln Tech
Middle College
Coordinator’s Areas of Specialization
Kathy Vasquez
Vacant
Paul Warren
Denice Shigematsu
Psychological Services
Speech/Language
Therapists
Mental Health Clinicians
Special Education
Non-Public Schools
Health and Nursing
Elementary Counselors
Curriculum
504
MAA/Medi-Cal
CPI Training
Para-Educators, Coaches,
APE, Assessment, & VI
Teachers
Behavioral Support &
ASIST Training
Assistive Technology
Residential Placement
Non-Public Agencies
Medical Hub for
Elementary
Itinerant Teachers
Turner and County One
Programs
Records & Transportation
District Committees
Immunizations
ASIST Training
Medical Hub for High
School, Preschool and
Adult Program
Crisis Intervention
Medical Records/Clinics
Medical Hub Middle
School
Professional
Development
SELPA-Wide Certificated Staffing (FTE)
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Program Coordinators:
Adapted PE Teachers:
Infant/Preschool Teacher
Nurses:
Program Specialists
Psychologists:
Resource Specialists (RSP):
Special Day Class (SDC) Teachers
Special Education Coaches (Autism and AT)
Speech/Language Pathologists:
Teachers for Visually Impaired:
4
5
23
15
8
27.9
70.62
107.7
4
33
5
Additional Staffing
• Bus Attendants
• Health Clerks
• Mental Health Clinicians
• Para-educators
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Additional Adult Support
Physically Impaired
RSP-SDC/MM
SDC-SH
48
3
5
119.13
4
97.50
101.06
Special Education Students 20082014
2008:
2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
3,800
3,800
3,700
4,000
3,900
3,800
4,200
Approximate numbers include students who receive any of
the following:
Specialized Academic Instruction, Speech, Non-public Agency
Services, Non-public School Placement.
Middle School through Young Adult
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14 Resource Specialist Programs - Middle
22.8 Resource Specialist Programs - High
2 Special Day Classes - Structured Programs
13 Special Day Classes - Mild/Moderate/Middle
16 Special Day Classes - Mild/Moderate/High
9 Special Day Classes - Moderate/Severe/Profound
2 Special Day Classes - Intensive Intervention Middle
4 Special Day Classes - Intensive Intervention High
2 Special Day Classes - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1 Special Day Class - Orthopedically Impaired/Multiple
Disabilities
1 Special Day Class - Turner Academy (only 7th and 8th graders)
2 Special Day Classes - Katnich
3 Special Day Classes - Adult
1 Special Day Class - Adult Structured
Programs for Infant through Elementary
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Dorothy Mahin – Infant and Toddler Program
10 Preschool Classes throughout the District
9 Preschool Structured Programs
34 Resource Specialist Teachers - Elementary
2 Schools in which LUSD provides support staff (speech/language
therapist and psychologists)
12 Special Day Classes - Mild/Moderate Primary
15 Special Day Classes - Mild/Moderate Intermediate
10 Special Day Classes - Structured Elementary
9 Special Day Classes - Moderate/Severe/Profound Elementary
2 Special Day Classes - Intensive Intervention
3 Special Day Classes - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2 Special Day Classes - Orthopedically Impaired/Multiple Disabilities
2 Special Day Classes - Turner Academy
Related Services
EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
 Adaptive Physical Education
 Assistive Technology
 Autism Coach
 Contracting with Non-Public Agencies
 Counseling/Behavioral
 Intensive Individual Services
 Itinerant Services for the Visually Impaired and the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing
 Mental Health
 Nursing
 Orientation and Mobility
 Speech and Language
 Transition Services Career and College
 WorkAbility Grant
 Transition Partnership Program Grant
 California Promise Grant
Current Efforts
Based on West Ed recommendations
• Professional Development:
• All school site administrators
• Special Education staff
Topics Include:
Special Education Laws
Individual Education Plans (IEP)
Transition Plans
Appropriate Services
Early Identification and Preschool
Para-educator Training
Common Core State Standards
Instructional Strategies
Working with Parents
Autism
Crisis Prevention Intervention
Current Efforts
Based on West Ed recommendations
• Improving Communication
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District Office
Parents
School Sites
Service Providers
• Aligning Resources
• Maximize resources to provide appropriate services to
students
• Consistent Delivery of Program/Services
• Throughout the SELPA
• Throughout a child’s educational career
Additional Efforts
• Staffing
• Hard to find credential areas
• Working with local credential preparation programs
• Revising Policies/Practices to align with new
laws/requirements
Funding
• State
• Federal
• District General Fund Contribution
TOTAL
$23,130,171
$ 5,447,202
$18,423,338
$47,000,711

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