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External Study and Task Force

Special Education Task Force Final Board of Education Presentation

Task Force Facilitator Nancy Torres, together with parent Cydrice DeBray and teacher Frances Prochaska, presented the final Task Force update to the Board of Education on January 13th, 2016.  - click here for the presentation

 

The work on the goals listed by FCMAT will continue.  The SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) and Special Education Leadership Team will continue to work on the continuous improvement of our special education program.  There will be regular updates on the progress to the Board of Education.  Thank you to all members of the Task Force for their time and work.

Special Education Task Force Meeting - 12-10-2015

To view the Notes from the December 10, 2015 Meeting, please click here

To view the Agenda from the December 10, 2015 Meeting, please click here

To view the Task Force Tracking Sheet from the December 10, 2015 Meeting, please click here

Special Education Task Force Meeting - 11-5-2015

To view the Notes from the November 5, 2015 Meeting, please click here

To view the Agenda from the November 5, 2015 Meeting, please click here

To view the Task Force Tracking Sheet from the November 5, 2015 Meeting, please click here

Special Education Task Force Meeting - 10-15-2015

To view the notes from the October 15, 2015 meeting, please click here

To view a SEPAC update shared at the meeting, please click here

To view the article on advocating for federal education funding for Special Education, please click here

To view the Task Force Tracking Sheet from the October 15, 2015 meeting, please click here

Special Education Task Force Meeting - 09-10-2015

To view the notes from the September 10, 2015 meeting, please click here

To view a video of Special Education Director Jeff Weiss giving the same presentation from the September 10, 2015 meeting to a different group, please click this link: https://sites.google.com/site/brentwoodspecialeducation/home/videos

To view the Task Force Tracking Sheet from the September 10, 2015 meeting, please click here

Task Force Meeting School Board Presentation - 05-27-15

To view the overview of the presentation from the May 27, 2015 Board Meeting presentation, please click here

To view the Special Education Task Force Tracking Sheet update from the May 27, 2015 Board Meeting presentation, please click here

Special Education Task Force Meeting - 05-21-2015

To view the notes from the May 21, 2015 meeting, please click here

To view the Special Education Budget Presentation from the May 21, 2015 meeting, please click here

To view the Task Force Tracking Sheet from the May 21, 2015 meeting, please click here

Special Education Task Force Meeting - 04-23-2015

To view the notes from the April 23, 2015 meeting, please click here.

To view the Task Force Tracking Sheet from the April 23, 2015 meeting, please click here.

Special Education Task Force Meeting - 03-12-2015

To view the notes from the March 12, 2015 meeting, please click here.

Special Education Task Force Meeting - 02-19-2015

To review notes from the February 19, 2015 meeting, please click here.

Special Education Task Force Members

To see a complete list of the task force members, please click here.

BUSD Special Education Task Force

The district is looking for volunteers to serve on the newly forming Special Education Task Force. Applications are due today, January 30th by 4:00pm.  Thank you to all who have submitted so far.  Next Monday, Task Force Facilitator Nancy Torres, Superintendent Dana Eaton, Board President Emil Geddes, Special Education Advisory Committee Parent Chair Stephanie Stewart and Teacher Kristie Schrick will be selecting the members of the Task Force.  All applicants will be notified next week.  Thank you to all applicants for your overwhelming response.  The group's decision will be a difficult one.  We are fortunate that so many community members are willing to play such an important part in our school district.

For more information and the application, please click here.

Final FCMAT Report 01-13-2015

The Final FCMAT Report will be presented at the Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at Garin Elementary School, 250 First Street, Brentwood.

To read the full report, click here.

FCMAT External Study of Special Education Results

The FCMAT team will report the results of their external study on BUSD Special Education on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  This will happen during a regularly scheduled Board Meeting and will be held at Garin Elementary School, 250 First Street, Brentwood.  Open session will begin at 7:00pm.

Parents, staff and community members are invited to hear the results of this important study.

A copy of the flyer is listed here.

FCMAT Special Education Staff Morale Survey

To review a copy of the survey that was emailed to all Special Education Staff members, click here.  Staff member responses will be collected and evaluated by the FCMAT team.

FCMAT - Parent Survey

Letters and copies of the parent survey were sent U.S. Mail to the home address of all district special education students on October 22nd.  A copy of the letter is available here; Spanish click here.

 

A copy of the survey is available here; Spanish click here.

 

All responses will be collected and evaluated by FCMAT.

 

Special Education External Study Flyer

On August 14th, the district held a special meeting to discuss an external review of our Special Education program.  This was a meeting to allow input and to share information.  To see a copy of the flyer, click here.

Special Education Study Proposal - Fall 2014

To view the presentation shared with attendees on August 14, 2014 please click here.

Questions Generated at August 14, 2014 Meeting

On August 14, 2014, parents, community, and staff members generated questions related to the Special Education program in the district.  The following summary is a list of questions/statements that were generated.

Draft Scopes for FCMAT Study

After the two input meetings held on August 14th, FCMAT worked to create draft scopes (please click here) to focus the questions to answer during the study.  It was impossible to include every question generated at the earlier meetings, but they worked to try and create scopes that would include as much of the input as possible.  These are in draft form, so please take a look and provide any suggestions that you might have.  We will send these directly to FCMAT.  Feedback will be accepted until September 2, 2014 at noon.

 

FCMAT Contract

On September 10, 2014, the Board of Education approved the contract between the Brentwood Union School District and FCMAT - Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team to conduct an external study of the district's Special Education program and services.

 

To view the contract click here.

FCMAT Meeting Announcement - September 25th

The Brentwood Union School District has contracted with FCMAT, an outside agency, to do an external analysis of the district special education program.  FCMAT is seeking input from families and community members.  Please join us on Thursday, September 25th at 10:00am and again at 6:30pm.  Both meetings will be held at the City of Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Room.  To view a copy of the flyer with addition information, click here.

FCMAT Team Biography

For more information about the FCMAT Team, click here.