Monthly Archives: September 2015
Please Tell Us About Your Child’s First Month of School in SPS Special Education. The Seattle Special Education PTSA is asking families of children served by special education to take this quick survey. All information will be kept strictly confidential. … Continue reading
Update – Access special ed ratios in middle and high school are now 13:1:3 (MS is up from 10:1:3) Special Education Special Ed preschool ratio lowered to 10:1:2 (students: cert: IA) Distinct (soc/emo) classrooms lowered to 7:1:2 Sped Taskforce will review special ed costs. Savings will be redirected to reduce employee workloads. Special Ed Team to decide on IA deployment when students are grouped across classrooms in a building (IA maintains primary classroom assignment) ESA Caseloads Enforceable caseload ratios for the first time ever! Staff must be allocated and hired, and if not able to hire, contractors will be hired to meet caseload limits. Strongest enforcement in Puget Sound and possibly the state. Physical Therapists: 35 students Occupational Therapists: 40 in 2015‐16, 36 in 2016‐17 Psychologists: 1:1050 Audiologists: 1:15,000 To meet caseloads, District expects it will need to hire at least 7 staff in 2015‐16, 16 staff in 2016‐17, and more in 17‐18 as enrollment continues to grow. ACCESS….?
Dear Directors, Dr. Nyland, Mr. Knapp and Ms Campano, The Seattle Special Education PTSA Board and its membership have followed closely the progress of District and SEA contract negotiations. We’re encouraged that the District is finally implementing the best practice … Continue reading
To ensure you know what you should expect from SPS administration and teachers, become familiar with what is expected from them – based on the SPS Special Education Policy and Procedures Manual
Click here to find the PTSA’s Draft Full Charter
Use your smartphone to keep in touch! The Seattle Special Education PTSA now has a text reminder service. To subscribe, send a text @spedpt to 81010. Only meeting announcements are planned at this time, so most likely 2 texts per … Continue reading