Florida CASE Leadership Conference
Update on 2014 legislation
June 10, 2014
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What’s new?
• Implementation and response to Committee
Substitute/Senate Bill 1108 (CS/SB during 2013
legislative session)
• ESE Compliance Issues and Updates
• Monitoring
• Dispute Resolution
• On the horizon – impact of recently passed
legislation
Caution – All proposed legislation subject to
Governor’s approval!
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Rules Update
• Rule 6A-1.0943, F.A.C., Statewide Assessment for
Students with Disabilities
• Revisions approved at November 19th Board meeting
• All revisions now effective; link to
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=6A1.0943
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Rules Update
6A-1.0943, F.A.C.
Changes unrelated to CS/SB 1108 •Criteria for approval of unique accommodations is
included
• Allowable, used in the classroom, described on IEP or
504 plan
• When it is paper-based large print, must include
documentation justifying need
•What didn’t change
• Criteria for consideration of alternate assessment
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Rules Update
6A-1.0943, F.A.C.
Extraordinary Exemption
•Allows an IEP team, that must include the parent, to
recommend that a student be exempted from
participation in statewide standardized assessments
if specific “circumstances” or “conditions” exist.
•Statewide standardized assessments include
• FCAT 2.0
• End of Course exams for U.S. History, Biology 1, Algebra 1,
Geometry
• Florida Alternate Assessment
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Rules Update
6A-1.0943, F.A.C.
• “Circumstance”
• Allowable accommodations are not offered to a student
during the current year’s assessment due to technology
limitations of the testing administration program
• As a result, the student’s impaired sensory, manual, or
speaking skills rather than achievement of benchmarks
would be measured
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Rules Update
6A-1.0943, F.A.C.
• “Condition”
• Means an impairment (acquired or longstanding) which
affects a student’s ability to communicate in modes
deemed acceptable for statewide assessments and as a
result would reflect the student’s impaired sensory,
manual or speaking skills rather than the student’s
achievement of benchmarks being assessed
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Rules Update
6A-1.0943, F.A.C.
Rule also states –
“A learning, emotional, behavioral, or significant
cognitive disability, or the receipt of services through
the homebound or hospitalized program in
accordance with Rule 6A-6.03020, F.A.C., is not, in
and of itself, an adequate criterion for the granting of
an extraordinary exemption.”
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Rules Update
6A-1.0943, F.A.C.
• IEP team must submit request to the
superintendent no later than 60 calendar days
before the 1st day of the testing administration
window
• Information required for this request is specified in
the law and the rule
• Parents must be provided a copy of their
procedural safeguards at the time of the request to
superintendent
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Rules Update
6A-1.0943, F.A.C.
• Commissioner of Education must make a decision
and inform the parent and school district within 30
days of receipt of the request
• If exemption granted – student’s progress must be
measured in accordance with IEP goals
• If denied, parent may request an expedited due
process hearing; hearing must start within 20
school days of this request
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Rules Update
6A-1.0943, F.A.C
• What else have we done to implement?
• Rule 6A-6.03311, F.A.C., revised to address new
requirement regarding procedural safeguards
• Procedural safeguards currently posted include new
provision (note: we will be “tweaking”)
• Content included in SP&P
• Technical assistance paper on assessment of students
with disabilities under revision
• We will be revising rule again!
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Rules Update
6A-1.099828, F.A.C.
• Required by s.1008.3415, F.S.; adopted by the
Board in October, 2013
• Includes key definitions
• Center school
• Emergent
• Home school
• Stipulates exception with regard to including some
students in the school grade calculations
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Rules Update
6A-1.099828, F.A.C
• ESE Center School
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Specially designed to meet needs of SWDs
Unique master identification number
All students in attendance in grades K-12 are SWDs
Separate day school – all students K-12 are SWDs
• Home School
• School in which the student would be enrolled if not
enrolled in the ESE center school
draft
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Rules Update
6A-1.099828, F.A.C
• ESE center schools may earn a school grade or a
school improvement rating
• Creates exception – the achievement scores and
learning gains of a student who has not been
enrolled in a public school in the district other than
a center school for grades K-12 shall not be
included in the calculation of the home school’s
grade if the student scores as emergent
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Rules Update
6A-4.0051, F.A.C
• Revision adopted by the State Board on January 21,
2014
• Educators who apply for renewal on, or after, July 1,
2014, must have earned at least 1 college credit or
20 in-service points in the instruction of students
with disabilities during the last validity period of
the certificate to be renewed and prior to the
expiration date of that certificate
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Rules Update
6A-4.0051, F.A.C
• A passing score earned on specific subject area
tests (i.e., ESE, hearing impaired, visually impaired
or speech-language impaired), “can count”, if
added to certificate
• National board certification in an Exceptional
Needs Specialist subject area satisfies the
requirement for the instruction of SWDs for the life
of the national certificate (as shown on that
certificate)
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Rules Update
6A-4.0051, F.A.C
• TAP released March 7, 2014
• http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document6975/dps-2014-12a.pdf
• FDOE will not be approving “a single course”
• Approval of in-service up to districts; grouped
under ESE MIP
• Gifted courses “don’t count” toward requirement
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Rules Update
6A-4.0051, F.A.C
• Revision of select PDA to increase to 20 points
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Introduction to Differentiating Instruction
Formative Assessment for Differentiating Instruction
Technology Tools for Student Success: An Introduction
Technology Tools for Student Success: Assistive Technology
• Creation of a 20 point ESE foundations course –
online and non-facilitated
• Extensive offerings by many other projects
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Rules Update
6A-6.03028, F.A.C.
Changes unrelated to CS/1108
•Requirements of CS/HB 465 added
• IEP teams must consider the language & communication
needs of DHH students [not new!]
• DOE and partners developed a model communication
plan which shall be used during IEP development
• Plan on bureau website – now “fillable!”
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Rules Update
6A-6.03028, F.A.C.
Model Communication Plan
•What are student’s methods to access and use
language?
•How do the parents communicate with the student?
•What are the student’s expressive and receptive
communication skills?
•Are there physical or cognitive factors?
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Rules Update
6A-6.03028, F.A.C.
Model Communication Plan
•Based on a functional listening evaluation
• What are the auditory supports needed?
• How is amplification or AT used? Monitored?
• What is the student’s skill in utilizing support staff or
accommodations?
•Does the student have the communication
necessary to engage in the general education
curriculum
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Rules Update
6A-6.03028, F.A.C.
Model Communication Plan
• What are the students opportunities for direct
communication with peers and professionals?
• Direct communication means that the communication
occurs person to person not through an additional
source (e.g. educational interpreter, captioner)
• What are the full range of needs (e.g. related
services, assemblies, extra curricular, trips)?
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Rules Update
6A-6.03028, F.A.C.
Let’s talk
•Did you attend a Model Communication Training?
•Have you used the form in an IEP meeting for a
student?
•Any suggestions for form? More training?
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Rules Update
6A-6.03028, F.A.C.
Changes unrelated to CS/1108
•Updated IDEA provisions regarding Medicaid
•Prior to accessing public benefits or insurance for 1st
time – obtain written parental consent
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Information that may be disclosed
Purpose of disclosure
Agency to which information disclosed
Parent understands & agrees that these sources may be
accessed to pay for services
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Rules Update
6A-6.03028, F.A.C.
• Written notice required the 1st time and annually
thereafter
• Parents cannot be required to sign up for public benefits
in order for child to receive FAPE
• May not require incurring of out-of-pocket costs
• Parents have the right to withdraw consent to disclose;
withdrawal does not relieve district of responsibility to
provide required services
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Rules Update
6A-6.03028, F.A.C.
Change related to CS/SB 1108
• Any IEP meeting related to FAA administration,
access points curriculum, placement in an ESE
Center
• Notice of IEP meeting must be provided to parent at
least 10 days before
• Once notice is received by the parent, the 10 days may
be waived by parent consent
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Rules Update
6A-6.03028, F.A.C.
Changes related to CS/SB 1108
• If a student does not participate in the statewide
assessment program as a result of being granted an
extraordinary exemption, the district must notify
the parents and provide information regarding the
implications
• We will be revising rule again!
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Rules Update
6A-6.0331, F.A.C.
Changes unrelated to CS/SB 1108
•Updates language regarding MTSS & RtI
•Within 20 school days of a school-based team
determining (for K-12 students) that
• Interventions were effective, but require a level of
intensity of resources not available in gen. ed.
• Interventions ineffective – growth not adequate
•School must request consent to conduct an
evaluation, unless other agreement reached
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Rules Update
6A-6.0331, F.A.C.
Change unrelated to CS/SB 1108
• Within 20 school days of a parent requesting an
evaluation when a disability suspected
• Obtain written consent OR
• Provide notice of refusal
• Applies to preschool, K-12, and PPPSS
• Parent and school district may agree to another
timeline in writing
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Rule Updates
6A-6.0331, F.A.C
Change unrelated to CS/SB 1108
• School districts must ensure that students
suspected of being gifted are evaluated within a
reasonable period of time
• Timeline must be specified in the SP&P, but may
not exceed 90 school days that the student is in
attendance following receipt of written parental
consent
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Rule Updates
6A-6.0331, F.A.C
• If your SP&P stipulates a timeline beyond 90 school
days for gifted evaluations
• For any student for whom consent for evaluation was
obtained on or after March 25, 2014, the new timeline
applies, regardless of what your 2013-2014 SP&P may
indicate
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Rule Updates
6A-6.0331, F.A.C.
Changes related to CS/SB 1108
•Parents must consent to instruction in access points
curriculum, assessment on the FAA and ESE Center
School placement
•Exception with regard to center school placement –
consent not required when placement made due to
disciplinary action related to weapons, drugs or
infliction of seriously bodily injury (s.1003.57 (1)(h))
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Rule Updates
6A-6.0331, F.A.C.
Changes related to CS/SB 1108
• Districts must use state developed forms for
consent (#313181, #313182)
• Districts must make reasonable efforts to obtain
consent
• If parent does not respond to reasonable efforts on
the part of the district to obtain parental consent,
the district may proceed with the action
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Rule Updates
6A-6.0331, F.A.C
• Languages available
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Arabic
Chinese
Haitian Creole
Russian
Spanish
Tagalog
• Languages available
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French
Vietnamese
Portuguese
English
• Safeguards are available
in these same languages
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Rule Updates
6A-6.0331, F.A.C.
“Within ten (10) school days of a parent indicating in writing
on a consent form … that they do not consent to an action
described …, the district must either develop and implement
a new placement or instruction and assessment procedures in
accordance with a new IEP or must request a due process
hearing in accordance with subsection 6A-6.03311(9), F.A.C.
During the pendency of a due process hearing or appellate
proceeding regarding a due process complaint, the student
must remain in the student’s current educational assignment
while awaiting the decision of the due process hearing or
court proceeding, unless the parent and the district school
board agree otherwise.”
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Rule Updates
6A-6.03311
Changes related to CS/SB 1108
• Requires provision of procedural safeguards to
parent when IEP team is recommending that
student received extraordinary exemption from
state assessment
• Establishes expedited process when Commissioner
denies an extraordinary exemption and parent
requests a due process hearing
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What is the BPIE?
• Self assessment tool
• Designed to identify and prioritize areas of need for
inclusive practice
• Based on best practice literature and peer-reviewed
research
• At district-level, examines leadership and decision-making,
instruction and student achievement, communication and
collaboration
• Beginning 2014-15, SPP must reflect goals if district
assessment process complete
• More information available at
http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com/Uploads/1/docs/BPI
E%20DOE%20Approved%2010-01-13.pdf
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What is BPIE?
• BPIE assessment tool revised for use at district-level
• BPIE district-level assessments have been
completed in 9 districts; upcoming completion in 4
additional districts
• School-level guide in the final review by BEESS
• Software being developed for school-based use
• Districts will be trained to facilitate school-based
implementation
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A Shout Out To …
• Completed districts
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Bay
Nassau
Jefferson
Okeechobee
Flagler
St. Johns
Miami-Dade
Indian River
Lee
Gadsden
Washington
Gulf
Martin
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What is BPIE?
• Uses district team; membership suggested
• Provides specific indicators and examples of
evidence of practice
• District team evaluates it performance
• “Not yet” – no evidence
• “Partially” – some evidence in some schools but not
consistent across district
• “Fully” – clear evidence in place across entire district
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What is BPIE?
• Data-based assessment process
• Looks at preschool as well as k-12
• Examples
• District provides SWDs with the same school choice
options as SWDs w/o disabilities
• District has key personnel with inclusive practices
expertise
• District data reflect that SWDs receive most of their
education in general education classes
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What is BPIE?
• District & school leaders receive ongoing & current
information/PD about inclusive education
• District provides job embedded PD/TA on use of AT to
special & general education teachers
• Information & resources use person 1st language
• Variety of tools used to involve family
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What is BPIE?
Let’s talk –
Has anyone completed?
Comments/outcomes that you would like to share?
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Self-Assessment/Monitoring/Dispute
Resolution
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Noncompliance Identified through 2013-14
Monitoring and Assistance
• Records reviews for IEP implementation (IPI) and
restraint and seclusion (RS) documenting and
reporting
• Noncompliance identified for all RS standards, with
more problems associated with the same-day
written notification and overall tracking for
evidence of the various steps
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Noncompliance Identified through 2013-14
Monitoring and Assistance
• Noncompliance identified for 5 of the 8 IPI
standards, with provision of progress reports being
most problematic
• Evidence of provision of accommodations and
supports for school personnel also problematic
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Noncompliance Identified through 2013-14 SelfAssessment
• Self-assessment for Secondary Transition Age 16
(T16), IPI, Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and
RS (also Matrix for cost factor discrepancies);
Transition Planning – Age 14 for 4 of the 76 districts
• Noncompliance identified for all standards of T16,
IPI, and RS
• Noncompliance identified for 28 of the 45
standards for DJJ and 4 of the 5 standards for T14
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Noncompliance Identified through 2013-14 SelfAssessment
T16 standards with 12 or more of the 76 districts
identifying noncompliance:
• Notice for IEP team meeting
• Measurable postsecondary goals
• Transition assessment
• Measurable annual goals
• Transition services
• Course(s) of study
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Noncompliance Identified through 2013-14 SelfAssessment
• Most problematic area for DJJ (noncompliance for 6
of 31 districts): prior written notice for change of
placement or change of FAPE
• Problematic areas for IPI:
Evidence of provision of services, provision of
accommodations and implementation of strategies
referenced on IEP
Provision of progress reports
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A reminder
• Same day notice
• “Same day” means “same day” – putting in mail is not
sufficient
• Must include type of restraint (or incident of seclusion)
used and any injuries that occurred
• Must make reasonable efforts to contact parent via
phone or email on the date
• Must obtain signed acknowledgement and maintain
documentation
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Noncompliance Identified through 2013-14 SelfAssessment
• Most problematic area for RS: same-day written
notification with all required components (18 of 40
districts)
• Another challenge for RS: clear documentation of
the various timelines and requirements
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Words of Wisdom for Self-Assessment
• Use the detailed instructions from the compliance
manual and the GSW as you assess. We do!
• Apply the “stranger” test to evidence. Would
someone outside the school or district find the
documentation sufficient?
• “Defend” your documentation as for a state
complaint (clear identifying tabs and notes).
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Why IPI?!
• Implementation (what actually happens day to day
in the student’s educational experience) is what
makes the difference in student outcomes.
• Documentation doesn’t have to be difficult. Some
districts have developed tracking systems to
simplify the process for their teachers and service
providers. We can help with ideas.
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Dispute Resolution
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American Samoa
Utah
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Nebraska
South Carolina
South Dakota
Montana
Iowa
Colorado
Kentucky
Kansas
BIE Schools
Louisiana
Florida
North Carolina
Northern Marianas
Minnesota
Arkansas
Wisconsin
Indiana
Missouri
Oregon
Alaska
Georgia
Tennessee
Wyoming
Arizona
Washington
West Virginia
Delaware
Virginia
Ohio
Mississippi
Nevada
Texas
Illinois
Idaho
Michigan
New Mexico
Alabama
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
U.S. and Outlying Areas
Guam
Pennsylvania
Maine
Maryland
Hawaii
Vermont
New Jersey
Virgin Islands
Connecticut
California
Massachusetts
New York
Puerto Rico
District Of Columbia
Rate of Dispute Resolution Events per 10K
160
Total Dispute Resolution Activity by State/Entity per 10K Childcount:
2011-12
DC Total Activity = 854 per 10K
PR Total Activity = 195 per 10K
140
120
100
80
60
40
Florida
20
Written State Complaints Filed
Mediation Requests (DP-Related & Not DP-Related)
Due Process Complaints Filed
Prepared by Richard Zeller & Amy Whitehorne - Contact: [email protected]
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Complaints – 2012-2013 Data
• Total number of complaint filed = 119
• Reports issued = 65
• Reports with findings of noncompliance = 35
• Withdrawn or dismissed = 51
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Complaint Data 2012-2013
Common Issues
• Top issues
• At least 5, but < 10
• IEP development and
review
• IEP implementation
• Evaluation
• FBA/BIP
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Parent participation
Reevaluation
Eligibility determination
Access to records
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Mediation = 2012-2013 data
• Total number of requests = 96
• Held related to due process = 33
• Held NOT related to due process = 39
• Total number of agreements reached = 47
• Related to due process = 18
• Not related to due process = 29
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Due Process 2012-2013 data
• Total number of due process filed = 212
• Resolution meetings = 61
• Settlements reached = 44
• Hearings fully adjudicated =12
• Withdrawn, dismissed or resolved w/o hearing =
171
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APR data – 2012-2013
• % of hearing requests that went to resolution
sessions and were resolved
• Target = 60%
• Performance = 72.13%
• % of mediations resulting in agreements
• Target = 75%-85%
• Performance = 65.27%
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Facilitated IEP
• New initiative to promote improved resolution
closer to where it matters most!
• Let’s talk
• Who has been trained as a facilitator?
• How is going?
• What system do you have in your district for deploying
your skills?
• What additional help is needed?
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2014 Legislative Session
• BSA = 7.4% increase
• Increase in ESE
Guaranteed
• Increase in 255 cost
factor
• DJJ supplemental
allocation = 38.2%
increase
• Learning through
Listening = 8.1% increase
• Family Café = 25%
increase
• FDLRS University Centers
= 13.5% increase;
creation of a new center
• CARD = 20% increase
• Communication
Navigator = 25% increase
• Lauren’s Kids = 660%
increase
• Special Olympics (new
project) = $250,000
• FSDB = 7.1% increase
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CS/CS/HB 433
• “A teacher who holds a professional certificate may
use college credits or in-service points earned
through training in teaching students of limited
English proficiency, or students with disabilities and
training in the teaching of reading in excess of 6
semester hours during one certificate validity
period toward renewal of the professional
certificate during the subsequent validity periods.”
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HB 7031
• Repeals all references to 1003.428, F.S.
• All graduation requirements for all cohorts included in
s.1003.4282, F.S.
• Amends K-12 student and parent rights (s.1002.20,
F.S.)
• makes it clear that language re: “discouraging
attendance” of parent at a meeting and accompanying
documentation applicable to SWDs only
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HB 7031
• Amends
• Middle Grades law (s.1003.4156, F.S.)
• High School Graduation law (s.1003.4282, F.S.)
• Use of select industry certifications for some course
substitutions
• Additional substitutions for PE credit
• Includes section on cohort transitions to graduation
requirements
• “One pagers” on graduation requirements being
updated
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CS/SB 1642
• Amends s.1008.22, F.S., to add a section for
medically complex children related to exemption
from participation in statewide, standardized
assessments
• Medical complexity means a child who, based on
medical documentation, is medically fragile and needs
intensive care due to a congenital condition or multisystem disease or is technology dependent for activities
of daily living; and lacks the capacity to take or perform
on a state standardized assessment
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CS/SB 1642
• Amends s.1008.22, F.S. (continued)
• If parent consents and IEP team determines that the
child should not be assessed based on medical
documentation, then parent may choose
• One-year exemption approved by superintendent; district must
report number annually
• One- to three-year exemption or permanent exemption
approved by Commissioner
• DOE must conduct rulemaking
• Requires an annual report to the legislature by DOE; report
must reflect data by district
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CS/CS/SB 850 – School Improvement Plans
• Amends statute regarding school improvement
plans to include early warning system for any
school that has grade 6, 7 or 8
• Includes indicators (attendance, suspension, course
failure in ELA or math, level 1 score in ELA or math)
• If student exhibits 2 or more early warning indicators,
school based team must convene to determine
appropriate intervention strategies. Parents must
receive written notice.
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CS/CS/SB 850 – CAPE Digital Tools
• Amends law regarding digital materials and CAPE
digital tools (s.1003.4203, F.S.)
• Implications for IEP development
• Each student’s IEP must identify the “CAPE Digital Tool
certificates and CAPE industry certifications that the student
seeks to attain before high school graduation.”
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship
• Big Ideas
• Parent option to customize educational program
• DOE has overall authority/obligation
• Scholarship Funding Organizations (SFOs) manage
application process, establish student accounts, develop
and implement system of payment
• Fund source is general revenue; amount calculated
based on FEFP
• District’s obligation limited to developing IEP and matrix
upon parent request
• Rights are limited to those that apply to all parentally
placed private school students
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship
• Program eligibility
• Eligible to enroll in K-12
• Has a disability (APD definitions of autism, cerebral
palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, PraderWilli, spina bifida, in K and “high risk”) + Williams
syndrome
• Has an IEP OR has received diagnosis of a disability from
physician or psychologist licensed in the state
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship
• Program prohibitions
• Enrollment in public school, FSDB, Florida Virtual,
developmental research school, charter school, DJJ
educational program, Florida Tax Credit or McKay
Scholarship Programs
• Student or student’s parent may not accept any
payment, refund or rebate from a provider of services
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship
• Authorized use of program funds
• Instructional materials, digital devices, AT
• Curriculum
• Specialized services (ABA, speech, occupational or
physical therapy, listening and spoken language
specialist)
• Tuition and fees for enrollment in private school or
eligible post secondary institution
• Fees for nationally standardized achievement test
• Contributions to Florida Prepaid College Program
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship
• Terms of program; program remains in force until
• Prohibited actions occur and Commissioner revokes
funding
• Student either
• Returns to public school
• Graduates
• Turns 22 – whichever occurs first
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship
• School district obligations
• Complete a matrix that assigns students to one of the
pre-2000-01 levels, if parent requests a matrix; timelines
stipulated for process
• Notify the parent of the availability of reevaluation at
least every 3 years
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship
• Parent/student responsibilities
• Annually submit notarized sworn compliance statement
• Annual renewal to participate
• Maintain portfolio or records and materials for 2 years
and make available to superintendent, if requested
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Personal Learning Scholarship
• Funding
• Scholarship award amount is based on matrix for
support level 3, UNLESS
• If parent chooses to request and receive an IEP and
matrix, the amount will be adjusted
• For 2014-15, 18.4 million dollars (GR) has been allocated
specifically for program; SFO may enroll parents on a
“first-come, first-served basis”
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Post secondary transition provisions
• Creates s.1003.5716, F.S., Transition to
postsecondary education and career opportunities
• IEP team must begin process and identify needs for
transition services before student attains the age of 14
• Consider need for instruction in self-determination and selfadvocacy
• Prepare the student to gradate from high school with a
standard diploma with Scholar designation unless parent
selects Merit
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Post secondary transition provisions
• Beginning with IEP in effect at age 16
• Statement of intent to pursue a Scholar or Merit
designation
• Plan for how the student will meet the standard
graduation requirements; outcomes and additional
benefits expected by the parent
• Long term post secondary education and career goals
• Change in postsecondary goals must be approved by
parent; subject to independent review
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways
• Repeals special diploma law (s.1003.438, F.S.)
effective July 1, 2015
• Repeal of the law does not apply to SWDs with an
IEP in effect on the day the bill becomes law, if IEP
contains a statement of intent to receive a special
diploma.
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways
• Applicable for students entering grade nine in
2014-15
• Requirement to declare an “intent” to receive a
standard diploma or a certificate of completion
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways
• For students who take the FAA, standard diploma
option includes • Combination of course substitutions, assessments,
industry certifications, or occupational completion
points (OCPs) that meet criteria of State Board rule
• A portfolio of quantifiable evidence documenting
mastery of academic standards through “rigorous
metrics” established in rule. May include
documentation of work, internships, community service,
postsecondary credit.
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways
• For any SWD when the IEP team determines that
mastery of academic and employment
competencies is most appropriate pathway
• Completion of minimum requirements including course
credits prescribed in State Board rule
• Achievement of all annual goals and competencies for
academic and employment competencies, industry
certification, or OCPs in the student’s transition plan;
must be verified by IEP team.
• Successful employment for 1 semester and payment of
minimum wage
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways
• The transition plan must stipulate academic and
employment competencies, industry certifications,
OCPs
• Student, parent, teacher and employer must sign
the plan
• Any change in high graduation option must be
approved by parent; subject to independent
review.
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CS/CS/SB 850 – Graduation Pathways
• Students who meet standard high school diploma
requirements may defer the receipt of the diploma
if
• IEP plan includes special education, transition planning,
transition services or related services through age 21
• Student is enrolled in specific courses
• Waiver of statewide standardized assessment
results by the IEP team must be approved by the
parent and is subject to independent review
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CS/CS/SB 850 and Juvenile Justice Education
• High school equivalency examination
• Career and professional education (CAPE)
• Job preparation
• Secondary education
• Postsecondary education
• Virtual education
• Remediation
• Transition
• More! ☺
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Family Café
Dr. Monica Verra-Tirado
June 7, 2014
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Bureau of Exceptional Student Education
(BEESS) Parent Services Initiatives
Goal: To increase parent and community involvement
and engagement in ESE student education.
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What Did We Learn From the 2012-13
Survey?
Overall results :
• 75.6% of Preschool parents reported positively to
the 25 item survey.
• 74.5% of K-12 parents report positively to the 25
item survvey.
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What Did We Learn From the 2012-13
Survey?
Overall results :
• 75.6% of Preschool parents reported positively to
the 25 item survey.
• 74.5% of K-12 parents report positively to the 25
item survvey.
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What Did We Learn From the 2012-13
Survey?
K-12 Survey by item:
• Top 4 Items
92.3% of parents reported that the staff respected their
cultural heritage
90.6% reported that accommodations and modifications
that the student may need were discussed
89.9% reported that written information received was
understandable
89.5% reported that the evaluations was written in terms
that were easy to understand
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What Did We Learn From the 2012-13
Survey?
• Areas of improvement/lowest 4 items:
57.9% of K-12 parents reported that they were offered special
assistance (such as childcare) so that they could participate in
the IEP meeting
61.0% reported that the school offers a variety of ways to
communicate with teachers
64% reported they were given information about organizations
that offer support for parents of ESE students
68.7 reported that the school provides information on
agencies that can assist my child in the transition from school
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Annual Parent Survey
Paper Surveys:
•Prekindergarten: 1,391
•Kindergarten-12th grade: 10,192
•Total: 11,583
Online Surveys
•Prekindergarten:1,772
•Kindergarten-12th grade:10,339
•Total: 12,111
•Grand Total= 23,694
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Communication and Support
Bi-Monthly calls with:
• Parent Service Centers
• Partner Agencies
• School District Liaisons
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Parent Services Workgroup
• Parent Involvement and Engagement Professionals
• School and District Level Staff
• Parents
• Partner Agencies
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ESE Parent Involvement Website
Coming August 2014!
• Success stories
Sections
• Prekindergarten
• K-12
• After High School
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FDLRS Parent Services
• FDLRS Parent Services provides information, training, and support to
districts and families, in order to promote effective parent participation
in the education of children who are exceptional and/or have special
needs.
• Parent services include assistance in the development of family friendly
programs, training and support for services for children with disabilities,
and the support of partnerships between schools and parents to
support student achievement.
• For more information on Parent services in your area, contact your local
FDLRS Associate Center.
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Facilitated IEP Training
• Approximate number of
districts that have
participated in training - 37
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