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Old 03-19-2020, 04:15 PM
 
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Now that things are simmering down the SPED legalities are starting to come up with building closures and going online. Just curious, how is your district handling SPED with accommodations, IEP dates and such?


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Old 03-19-2020, 04:34 PM
 
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We were told IEP deadlines are still mandated and to hold meetings online. That's fine for awhile, but now we are running into tris/initials being due and the testing is not finished. I asked my director about this on Monday and have not received a response. I also wasn't given any guidance as to signatures for tris/initials. For annuals she said to write down on a piece of paper who attended and how on what date. I did an initial yesterday and the parent gave verbal permission for everything, but is that good enough? Who knows. On the 30th, I have two meetings that are supposed to have interpreters. Yet again, I've asked how that works and received no response.

Next week is our SB and we are reportedly starting online instruction on April 1st, with the Monday and Tuesday prior to that being used for training. We have a virtual staff meeting tomorrow for my P to tell us what she does know, but I'd bet a million dollars it's squat for sped and they've only thought about gen ed. The only thing we've been told is that once gen ed starts doing online instruction we'll be providing services that way- but how? Putting out activities for kids to do? Getting on something like zoom and expecting the kids to get online? And will there be any consideration for the fact that we also need to have time for meetings? Probably not.

P pointed out today that we are in "good shape" because our curriculum is online. Well, none of my stuff is online. The building is open Saturday for us to go get materials. I have no idea what to go get. I'm pretty frustrated with this right now.
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All of it may change in the next few days
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if the IDEA waiver occurs.

I am so torn. I do not want anything to jeopardize the IDEA rights of our students but we cannot work with the students under these conditions. So, to me, ideally, this jurisdiction will pass but with very stringent wording that limits it to times of national safety or security.
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if the IDEA waiver occurs.
What do you mean by this? Is this only in your district? I googled and couldn't find any news about it.

We had a virtual staff meeting today to discuss online expectations. As I expected, district had only thought about classroom teachers. There was a comment about sped teachers working with classroom teachers to modify assignments/have access to their lesson plans. Okay, what am I supposed to actually do with my access? Our students don't have modifications on their IEPs, so suddenly deciding their only "service" is going to be getting modified assignments makes no sense.

There are going to be two days of training, of course I have IEP meetings scheduled all day during one of them . I asked and was told P would "look into it." I'm also feeling super overwhelmed because the classroom teachers use a ton of technology already in my district (we're 1:1) but I never have- it doesn't make sense in my position where I am doing 100% direct instruction all day. I've never had the need to push out assignments on google classroom or whatnot. They're talking about using all these platforms that I have NO familiarity with at all.
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