Committee Report | June 2011
Report of the
JOINT MEETING OF THE REGENTS
P-12 EDUCATION COMMITTEE and
ADULT CAREER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION SERVICES COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
June 21, 2011
Your P-12 Education Committee and ACCES Committee held a joint meeting on June 20, 2011. All members were present except for Regent Norwood, who was excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Transition Planning and Services for Students with Disabilities – The Committees discussed the roles of the P-12 Office of Special Education and the ACCES Vocational Rehabilitation Office for transition planning and services for students with disabilities. Transition planning and services are required by federal and State law and are designed to ensure that students with disabilities are prepared for post-school living, learning and earning. Staff presented an example of a student IEP and discussed possible obstacles that student may face in a high-need or large city school district, such as lack of resources and limited access to programs. School districts are responsible for providing transition planning and services beginning no later than the school year in which the student turns 15 and until the student graduates with a regular diploma or ages out at 21. Two years prior to expected school exit, a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor meets with school personnel to identify potential individuals for referral to VR services and/or independent living. Staff will revisit this issue in the upcoming months and present the Regents with updated information in the fall.