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1 Update on Lodi Unified School District’s Special Education Program Report to the Board of Education November 4, 2014 Bill Saunders Administrative Director, Student Services/SELPA

2 SELPA Special Education Local Plan Area Lodi Unified SD Oak View SD New Hope SD National University Charter Rio Valley Charter

3 Leadership Structure SELPA Director Four Special Education Coordinators Each Coordinator oversees one Service Region and, Coordinates a specialty area to provide district-wide consistency SELPA Council District Superintendents meet regularly to discuss issues.

4 New Service Delivery Model Designates four Service Regions based on high school attendance areas Facilitates consistent and coordinated services among service providers Improves communication between site staff and district staff Allows for implementation of “wrap around” services approach by following students throughout school career Consistent with recommendations from West Ed review team

5 Region 1Region 2Region 3Region 4 Bear CreekMcNairLodi HighTokay Plaza RoblesMoradaLibertyLodi Middle McAuliffeDelta SierraMillswoodBeckman CreeksideAdamsLakewoodBorchardt ElkhornClairmontLawrenceLarson MorganDavisLockefordNichols MuirMosher Katnich/Ind.Study/ Henderson/Turner Heritage OakwoodLive OakReeseNeedham PodestaParklaneHoustonMahin SilvaSutherlandVictorSerna Wagner HoltWestwoodVinewoodOak View Middle College Washington Needham West WoodbridgeLincoln Tech

6 Coordinator’s Areas of Specialization Kathy VasquezVacantPaul WarrenDenice Shigematsu Psychological ServicesSpeech/Language Therapists Mental Health CliniciansSpecial Education Non-Public SchoolsHealth and NursingElementary CounselorsCurriculum 504MAA/Medi-CalCPI TrainingPara-Educators, Coaches, APE, Assessment, & VI Teachers Behavioral Support & ASIST Training Assistive TechnologyResidential PlacementNon-Public Agencies Medical Hub for Elementary Itinerant TeachersTurner and County One Programs Records & Transportation District CommitteesImmunizationsASIST TrainingMedical Hub for High School, Preschool and Adult Program Crisis InterventionMedical Records/ClinicsMedical Hub Middle School Professional Development

7 SELPA-Wide Certificated Staffing (FTE) Program Coordinators:4 Adapted PE Teachers:5 Infant/Preschool Teacher23 Nurses:15 Program Specialists8 Psychologists:27.9 Resource Specialists (RSP):70.62 Special Day Class (SDC) Teachers107.7 Special Education Coaches (Autism and AT)4 Speech/Language Pathologists:33 Teachers for Visually Impaired:5

8 Additional Staffing Bus Attendants 48 Health Clerks 3 Mental Health Clinicians5 Para-educators Additional Adult Support Physically Impaired4 RSP-SDC/MM97.50 SDC-SH101.06

9 Special Education Students :3, :3, :3, :4, :3, :3, :4,200 Approximate numbers include students who receive any of the following: Specialized Academic Instruction, Speech, Non-public Agency Services, Non-public School Placement.

10 Middle School through Young Adult 14 Resource Specialist Programs - Middle 22.8 Resource Specialist Programs - High 2 Special Day Classes - Structured Programs 13 Special Day Classes - Mild/Moderate/Middle 16 Special Day Classes - Mild/Moderate/High 9 Special Day Classes - Moderate/Severe/Profound 2 Special Day Classes - Intensive Intervention Middle 4 Special Day Classes - Intensive Intervention High 2 Special Day Classes - Deaf and Hard of Hearing 1 Special Day Class - Orthopedically Impaired/Multiple Disabilities 1 Special Day Class - Turner Academy (only 7 th and 8 th graders) 2 Special Day Classes - Katnich 3 Special Day Classes - Adult 1 Special Day Class - Adult Structured

11 Programs for Infant through Elementary Dorothy Mahin – Infant and Toddler Program 10 Preschool Classes throughout the District 9 Preschool Structured Programs 34 Resource Specialist Teachers - Elementary 2 Schools in which LUSD provides support staff (speech/language therapist and psychologists) 12 Special Day Classes - Mild/Moderate Primary 15 Special Day Classes - Mild/Moderate Intermediate 10 Special Day Classes - Structured Elementary 9 Special Day Classes - Moderate/Severe/Profound Elementary 2 Special Day Classes - Intensive Intervention 3 Special Day Classes - Deaf and Hard of Hearing 2 Special Day Classes - Orthopedically Impaired/Multiple Disabilities 2 Special Day Classes - Turner Academy

12 Related Services EXAMPLES INCLUDE:  Adaptive Physical Education  Assistive Technology  Autism Coach  Contracting with Non-Public Agencies  Counseling/Behavioral  Intensive Individual Services  Itinerant Services for the Visually Impaired and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  Mental Health  Nursing  Orientation and Mobility  Speech and Language  Transition Services Career and College  WorkAbility Grant  Transition Partnership Program Grant  California Promise Grant

13 Current Efforts Based on West Ed recommendations Professional Development: All school site administrators Special Education staff Topics Include: Special Education LawsCommon Core State Standards Individual Education Plans (IEP)Instructional Strategies Transition PlansWorking with Parents Appropriate ServicesAutism Early Identification and PreschoolCrisis Prevention Intervention Para-educator Training

14 Current Efforts Based on West Ed recommendations Improving Communication District Office Parents School Sites Service Providers Aligning Resources Maximize resources to provide appropriate services to students Consistent Delivery of Program/Services Throughout the SELPA Throughout a child’s educational career

15 Additional Efforts Staffing Hard to find credential areas Working with local credential preparation programs Revising Policies/Practices to align with new laws/requirements

16 Funding State$23,130,171 Federal$ 5,447,202 District General Fund Contribution$18,423,338 TOTAL$47,000,711


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