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All we know so far

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….?

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Seattle SpEd PTSA Board letter regarding proposed ACCESS ratios for high school students

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

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SPS Internal Special Education Policy and Procedures Manual 4-1-15

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

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Draft Full Charter

Click here to find the PTSA’s Draft Full Charter

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Get connected by smartphone!

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

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2016-2017 Meeting Dates

2016-2017 Meeting Dates All general membership meetings will be held from 7 to 9 PM at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (JSCEE) downtown. Click here for map and directions. All dates are on Tuesdays: September 27th November 1st … Continue reading

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