Special Education Visioning
We continue to engage in on-going efforts to be strong providers of Special Education services for your children and going through a visioning process to assist us in planning for the future. There have been many changes in education in the past few years as you know, and special education is no exception. We serve a diverse student population with a focus on assuring each child has opportunities for success in the regular education classroom while also meeting their individual education plan goals. We strive to create a universally designed school community where all students are full members. Thank you for your feedback to the survey earlier this year, attendance at the listening session, and your vital ongoing input which continues to be utilized throughout the special education visioning process.
At the beginning of 2015, special education staff continued to examine best practices related to inclusive classrooms and collaborative teaching. We engaged in a process to clearly define our mission as special educators. In addition, special education staff along with parent representatives at each level focused on our values and most importantly created our vision for the future of Special Education in the Whitefish Bay School District. In Spring, our special education staff and parent representatives met to set goals to serve as a bridge from our current state to the future in 4 of the following key areas identified: Inclusion/Best Practices, Post-Secondary Transition Services, Literacy, and Early Childhood Services. A smaller representative group of K-12 special and regular education staff and parent representatives began meeting across the summer to engage in strategic planning to facilitate attainment of these goals in the next 1-3 years.
Thank you again for all of your ongoing feedback. This journey will continue into the 2016-2017 school year. Continued input by all stakeholders is essential as we continue to move forward. Please call, email, and/or meet us in person to discuss your thoughts/suggestions.
We are so fortunate to have dedicated, knowledgeable, and collaborative parents, staff, and community members.
In the aftermath of several tragic North Shore deaths that occurred during the summer of 2013, concerned community members came together to form a group called REDgen (http://www.redgen.org). REDgen is a community action group consisting of parents, community members, schools, interfaith congregations, mental health professionals and university employees. It is committed to working together across systems to promote balance, well-being, and resiliency in the lives of our youth and families. REDgen hopes to develop a new generation of resilient youth with a healthy understanding of what success means. As a next step in advancing these aims, REDgen continues to plan several events and we will continue to post upcoming events to this page.
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