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postheadericon New Special Education Procedures Manuals

The Darien Public Schools is pleased to announce the issuing of three new searchable manuals: the Special Education Standard Operating Procedures Manual, the Parent Guide to Special Education, and the Section 504 Standard Operating Procedures Manual.  All three manuals are posted on the District’s website and are being distributed in print version in the schools and at the Darien Library.  A link for anonymous feedback to assist administrators in improving the readability, clarity, and usefulness of the documents in future revisions can be found here.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:52)

 

postheadericon FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION:

 

On December 16, 2013, the Darien Board of Education received the final version of the special education report, “Procedures and Practices Relevant to the Administration and Operation of Instruction, Services and Support for Students with Disabilities in the Darien Public Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year,”  prepared at the Board’s request  by Sue Gamm, Esq.  A revised Executive Summary (dated December 16, 2013) was also received.

 

You will find a copy of both reports by using the links to these report(s) Full Report, Revised Executive Summary.

 

Elizabeth A. Hagerty-Ross, Chairman

Darien Board of Education

 

postheadericon Guidelines for Practice: Extended School Year Services

 

Please click here to read the full document.

 

 

Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 March 2014 20:55)

 

postheadericon FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION:

 

On December 16, 2013, the Darien Board of Education received the final version of the special education report, “Procedures and Practices Relevant to the Administration and Operation of Instruction, Services and Support for Students with Disabilities in the Darien Public Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year,”  prepared by Sue Gamm, Esq.  An Executive Summary (revised December 16, 2013) was also received.

We thank Attorney Gamm for her extensive report and have started the review process.  Please find links to the report(s) Full Report, Revised Executive Summary.

We look forward to discussing these findings at our next Board meeting on January 14th, in the context of our preliminary action plan.  The preliminary action plan presented on December 10th took into account the 70 page executive summary and the recommendations from the two state reports.  We are now taking the time to read the 161 page full report to make sure that any additional information provided by Attorney Gamm will be fully considered as the action plan takes shape.  The Administration will be reporting to the Board on a monthly basis.

 

Elizabeth A. Hagerty-Ross, Chairman

Darien Board of Education

Last Updated (Wednesday, 18 December 2013 13:28)

 

postheadericon FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION:

 

On Monday, November 4, 2013 at a special Darien Board of Education meeting, Attorney Sue Gamm  shared her findings on the Special Education investigation.   The video of the meeting is available for viewing here.  Please click here for the Executive Summary and click here for Attorney Gamm’s Power Point Presentation. The complete report will be delivered to the Darien Board of Education within a few weeks.   The Board will promptly share the full report with the school community.  Thank you.