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Mead students experience reading with a simulated vision disability

What does it feel like to have a disability? The Margaret Mead Elementary School PTSA wanted students to be able to empathize with their peers who face mobility, learning or other challenges. As part of Disability Awareness Month, they set up a Disability Awareness Fair with eight learning stations.

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Remedial Instruction

File: IGBE

Remediation Programs

The district, within its financial capacity, shall offer programs that are designed to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged students. Eligible students may receive services from one of three special needs programs: special education, learning assistance (LAP) and Title 1 of the ECIA of 1981.

The district shall conduct a needs assessment and shall develop a plan for the use of LAP funds. Such a plan shall be determined in consultation with an advisory committee, including, but not limited to, parents of participants; teachers; principals; administrators; and school directors. The plan shall include:

    1. How students shall be identified,
    2. planned services and activities,
    3. a plan for annual evaluation (performance objectives), and,
    4. record-keeping procedure.

The plan shall be approved by the board prior to submission to the state.

In compliance with Chapter 1 regulations the district shall convene an annual public meeting for parents of children eligible for Chapter 1 assistance. At such meeting, parents shall be advised regarding:

    1. The objectives of the program,
    2. The teaching methods and materials that shall be used,
    3. The methods that are used to measure progress that is made,
    4. The methods that are used to report progress to students and their parents,
    5. The availability of staff to confer with parents, and,
    6. The role of parents in helping their children to achieve.

The superintendent is directed to identify eligible students and their special needs; design a program(s) that shall satisfy those needs by interfacing, when advantageous, Chapter 1 (ECIA), learning assistance (LAP), and special education services; monitor the progress of such programs; and provide assurances to state and federal agencies that such programs are in compliance with program requirements of each program with regard to conditions such as staff qualifications, staff-student ratios, student records, facilities and materials, financial accounting, reporting, and program and student evaluation.

Current practice codified 1988

Adopted:
05/07/90

LEGAL REFS.:
RCW 28A.120.010.026
WAC 293-162
WAC 392-163
Federal Register 200.53

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Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

Student raises hand while elementary school teacher talks to classPolicies on instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.

Students (Reference Code J)

A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

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Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)