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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

 

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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.

 

 

postheadericon FROM THE ACTING SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS:

 

As you may know, the school district is undertaking a number of changes and initiatives in special education to comply with the decision(s) of the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE).  One of these initiatives is offering IEP Facilitation to our school community.  According to the CSDE, “IEP Facilitation is a student focused process in which a trained, neutral facilitator assists the IEP team in working collaboratively to reach consensus and develop an IEP that meets the needs of the student.”  The purpose of IEP Facilitation, according to the CSDE, is to assist parents and schools in providing “a process that results in an appropriate IEP by assisting the team to stay focused on the student’s individualized needs and to communicate effectively.”   IEP Facilitation is a purely voluntary process for parents; the school district will honor and process each request for IEP Facilitation.  We encourage the school community to learn more about IEP Facilitation at the school district’s website (http://www.darienps.org/) where the following information is available:

  • IEP Facilitation
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding IEP Facilitation
  • List of IEP Facilitators
  • Form to Request IEP Facilitation
  • IEP Facilitation Agreement
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