Tuesday, March 6, 2012
What About Special Education?
For months, the PCS Board of Education has been hearing about the district's lack of compliance issues in the area of special education. Yet the proposed strategic budget plan originally eliminated two teachers, four aides, a .75 keyboard specialist and .5 BOCES school psychologist. The most recent add backs included the keyboard specialist and school psychologist for administrative functions. Isn't there a greater potential for compliance issues with the reduction of the teachers and aides? The strategic plan even mentioned that the aides can only be reduced if IEP's are modified. Who is watching to make sure that our neediest students get what they need and are legally entitled to have?