Meeting of the Board of Regents | June 2009
REGENTS VESID COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
June 22, 2009
Your VESID Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 22, 2009. All
members were present with the exception of Regent Bowman who was excused. Chancellor Emeritus Bennett, Regents Brooks Hopkins, Tallon, Young, Cea and Norwood also attended.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Deputy Commissioner Cort provided data results on the performance of students with disabilities with respect to classification rates, public and private special education placements, grades 3-8 ELA, grades 3-8 math, total cohort results for students with disabilities, participation of individuals with disabilities in institutions of higher education and selected special education issues from the State Performance Plan (suspensions and transition planning). While progress continues to be made, performance still falls far below that of non-disabled students and is especially poor for students with disabilities who are also English Language Learners.
Staff also provided information on the restructuring of special education regional technical assistance centers and discussed the technical assistance being provided to assist school districts in improving their instructional practices (e.g., behavior specialists, transition specialist and special education school improvement specialists). This new regional structure will serve as a model to build on during the PMO discussions on a unified P-12 school improvement network.
That concludes our report.