Special Education Update – August 2022

The new school year is off to a great start! The Special Education Program welcomed returning staff and introduced new staff at the COE Orientation. All of our related service provider positions are filled including a new Behavior Analyst, School Nurse, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists. We also welcomes three new teachers!

Staff development trainings occurred a week before classes began. Staff participated in the Student Annual Needs Determination Inventory (SANDI) training. SANDI is an assessment tool designed by educators from RCOE’s Special Education Unit specifically for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities

We are starting the year with fifteen programs, up one from last year. The new program is an additional preschool to support students with autism and is housed in the Chrysalis Center. Students are settling in and we are looking forward to a productive and fun school year.