Meeting of the Board of Regents | November 2008
REGENTS VESID COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
November 17, 2008
Your VESID Committee held its scheduled meeting on November 17, 2008. All
members were present. Vice-Chancellor Tisch and Regents Brooks Hopkins, Phillips, and Young also attended.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Deputy Commissioner Cort briefly discussed VESID’s Federal legislative priorities.
Item VESID (D) 1, VESID State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) was deferred due to time constraints. It will be presented at a future VESID Committee meeting.
Staff provided information on their work related to transition planning and services for students with disabilities. Transition planning is the formalized way to assure that students with disabilities are prepared while still in high school for post-school learning, independent living and employment success. Information was shared on the support VESID provides to school districts, students and families as well as data regarding school to post-school transition planning. Policy issues that will have a significant impact on courses of study, transition planning and post-school outcomes for students with disabilities will be addressed in the upcoming year. (VESID (D) 2)
The Deputy Commissioner discussed the implications of the budget cuts on VESID and the affect it has had on VESID’s ability to accomplish critical Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education work. The discussion emphasized the return on investment to the State of this work (VESID (D) 3)
The Committee raised questions about Regulations of the Commissioner of Education that will be coming before them in December 2008 for approval relating to extending the initial effective date for required use of State forms for individualized education programs (IEP), meeting notice and prior written notice (notice of recommendation). Deputy Commissioner Cort responded to questions of the Committee and agreed to provide additional information summarizing the public comment and estimating the possible district cost for implementation at the December 2008 meeting.
That concludes our report.