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The Mission of the Task Force

is to build community,
analyze issues in special education, and solve problems.
We have a problem solving/solution format.

Exceptional Education Services Task Force

The Mission of the Task Force is to build community, analyze issues in special education, and solve problems. We have a problem solving/solution format.

We are accomplishing our task by leveraging the diverse skills, expertise, perspectives, and innovative thinking of PVUSD educators to come up with solutions to problems. And through this collaborative process, build trust and equity within our community.

Issues for the task force have come from a variety of stakeholders. Examples are: Differentiated Assistance, PVFT, SELPA Representative, District Level Concerns, Special Services Representatives, eventually from the task force. 

Our first 3 topics to explore were:
1 - Communication
2 - IA Staffing & Substitutes
3 - Professional Development

 



October 8, 2019
The teams started working on the 3 identified problems. They clarified and stated the specific problem as a team, and started the process of setting conditions for a solution. 

November 4, 2019
During this meeting, we continued our process on the above topics and started next steps for solutions.

November 19, 2019
AAC Task Force Sub-Committee met to learn about what PVUSD already has in place for AAC and to work on policies and procedures around tiers of support for students that have AAC devices and staff members that work with these students.

December 10, 2019
Two of the groups, IA Staffing & Substitutes and Professional Development were ready to share the solutions with the Task Force and these solutions will be brought to HR or the appropriate department.

December 17, 2019
AAC Task Force Sub-Committee met to go over the written policies and procedures developed after the last meeting and give further input before finalizing the procedures.

January 14, 2020
Three new topics were brought to the group at this meeting:
1 - Triennial IEP policy was reviewed & edited
2 - End of the year Transitions preschool-post secondary was looked at as there was a lack of consistent transition procedures. The team investigated possible root causes and started the work on possible solutions.
3 - Consistent Assessment Criteria for all mild/moderate special education students was explored and problems in this area were identified.

February 12, 2020
1 - Final AAC Protocols were shared and added to the Special Education Handbook

February 25, 2020
1 - Triennial IEP Policy was added to the handbook, and a memo went to staff
2 - Communication group presented and we are moving forward with suggestions
3 - New groups were formed to look at: 
       a - Change of Placement procedures
       b - State Compliance issue, regarding timelines for Triennial and
            Annual IEP

March 10, 2020 next meeting
March 18, 2020 Special Focus on SLP Support for Preschool Speech-Only Students

 

community

 

" The Task Force focuses on a problem and coming together to build a solution"


 

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