A presentation will be made to the board on Tuesday night from Asst. Supt. Tiffany Rudek and Anna Molinar. SGTA is asking that SPED and Gen Ed teachers attend the board meeting to express that there is a strong need to look into how our SPED programs our implemented district wide. Recently we are seeing a trend where more SPED students are being mainstreamed into Gen Ed, class rosters are maxed out and Gen Ed teachers are given minimal support. If I am correct, this will continue to happen more frequently in the years to come.
If you wish to address the board, you may do so prior the board meeting at 7 pm or you can even wait to speak prior to the actual SPED presentation. I can't tell you what to say, as many of you have a much better grasp of what changes need to take place so that our SPED Dept. can successfully meet the needs of our students, however, here are some pointers:
- Speak from the heart
- Share your experiences
- Stay positive and share your solutions (SPED task force, salary increase, Inclusion specialists, stipends, PD support for Gen Ed, assessment coordinator, more instructional aides, etc...)