ASB Receives Proposal On Special Education

ASB Receives Proposal On Special Education

The Amador County School Board received a proposal that would greatly change how special education is administered in the county. At their meeting last night, the board heard a report from a specially appointed committee, made up of stakeholders throughout the school system, which has been meeting for several months in an effort to recommend ways of reorganizing special education. The committee recommends that a larger portion of the Amador County’s special education program be transferred from the county office of education to the unified school district. Under the proposal, students with a mild to medium level of disability would be transferred over the school district, leaving the office of education, which currently handles all special education programs, only responsible for severely disabled students. This change would also see a transfer of personnel and resources, including teachers and aids, bus drivers and vehicles, as well as funding. If the school board were to adopt the proposed change, it would be phased in over several years. A host of details, everything from union contracts to bus schedules would need to be adjusted to make this change.

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