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Could we use the term Make up Services instead of Compensatory Education? Students aren't being denied FAPE, but may be missing services due to the current situation
It is sad we are talking about Compensatory Education already. I wish we could spend more time on how we can share best practices!!!!!
Do you know if districts will be able to access funds to support additional/changed services that are a result of this emergency shut down? Do we HAVE to call it compensatory education in order to access the funds.
If we cannot provide all the hours of service that are listed on the grid, we must amend the iep?
Are you saying that just because the service was missed, compensatory services must be provided?
Can we talk about having IEP team meetings AFTER we return to normal, to determine if a student may/may not need compensatory services? It is not simply a ‘you missed this much/it looked different so you are owed….."
I hope not to Catherine's question!
In terms of tracking services, all students are receiving LESS class and instruction time. It seems as though there is still an expectation for the typical full day of services to be implemented?
Not all students will simply be eligible for compensatory education, even if they had adjusted or different or missed services?
This is important bc sine services are not appropriate or available during remote learning
What is your recommendation on getting signatures in the meantime?
did you say Doc U Sign is NOT legal or legal in NH?
In the Amendment slide it referred to a ‘written document to amend or modify’ the IEP. Some legal guidance as interpreted this to mean that a district could use another document such as a distance learning plan and WPN in place of a formal IEP amendment in through the NHSEIS system?
I guess we'll cross the bridge when we get there but a real concern is will there be enough related services folks across the state to meet the demands of all the districts needing comp ed services.
Are parents supposed to find our own services when the district is not providing? Specifically speech therapy? Child has not had speech since initial shutdown. There has been no communication from the district on when student will start receiving. District is not using zoom for livestream services which would be good if we can't do face to face.
Are families getting the message that all students will basically be “owed” compensatory services, or is the message that teams will determine what, if any, services might need to be offered after we return to normal?
Will email confirmation adequate in the meantime? Red stop signs in NHSEIS are adding to the anxiety of remote learning
Please inform the attorneys you are working with that we are already working with parents and accepting “electronic signatures” We will need guidance regarding obtaining written signatures if and when required
many of our providers are utilizing a hybrid approach to include virtual meetings (Zoom), Google Classroom, and detailed instructions for parentally directed activities ( or some combination thereof)
Kim Di Salvo
A Director friend in NJ uses PCG (NHSEIS) product for electronic signatures. IS this something that can be looked into?
The chart in the first CEC webinar has been super helpful to determine what's appropriate during remote learning.
sorry - pressed enter - is this acceptable toaccount for sessions?
Will there be any flexibility for districts selected for CIM for 2020-21? If there is no answer for signatures it impacts compliance inadvertently.
Do we have to complete TS GOLD?
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Just a comment: The public message from the governor’s office (3-31-2020 letter) and the commissioner keep stating the three tier system is still in place, including services within schools. This is concerning especially when districts and parent advisories from Dr. Chan and CDC advise staying home.
I agree with Susan about, flexibility for the districts selected for CIM for 2020-21. We should postpone the CIMs process for next year!
Are there any districts doing at school services? Are other states doing this?
Should we expect these meetings to continue to occur each Tuesday and Thursday at noon?
No services at school in Chester
And I do think the message families are hearing (whether it is what is meant to be taken from it) is that all kids will be getting compensatory ed, if we aren’t doing in school or face to face services.
Jenn P., I am concerned about this as well. Parents are wanting to have kids in the school. We aren’t allowing this as it is too much of a risk.
Nashua is not doing any services at school
Pittsfield is still doing a very limited amount of school based services, but this will be ending shortly.
Any additional guidance around the provision of special ed services if/when districts more to the 4:1 model? I know the commissioner said he would be putting out guidance around the model itself?
Are other states doing in school face to face services?
fyi Vermont is going to ban sales of non-essential things such as arts and crafts at places like Target. A lot of our kiddos need these supplies for learning. If NH does the same are there any resources for obtaining these sorts of materials?
We had two students getting in-person services during the first week of closure, but we stopped those when the Governor increased the caution.
That would be great, to check on other states. Thank you.
As the commissioner discusses modified day/schedules will there be a voice from the field representing special education?
If most districts cannot/are not doing in person services, could the Commissioner help with this message? That it is a safety decision, not a lack of wanting to give services....
Staff need the day off to develop skills for online learning and to planning. It would be very beneficial.
we have been successful using paraeducators remotely by adding them into google classroom and having them support students remotely along with teachers, special educators and related services
In a 4:1 model, the 1 day is for teacher planning and prep. Special education teachers need this time as much or more. It would be better to make it an all kid day of and reduce the length of the school year/number of hours.
Thinking of remote learning, special ed’s intent is for “access to general education”. We need to look at how we measure need for comp ed differently?
A lot of companies are doing curb side. Just order online and pick up..
I agree with Besty!
Jenn, the CEC slides address that
Yes if was about the arts and crafts
link to CEC slides?
The Comm. needs to understand that the students that would be accessing face to face services are the most vulnerable . We do not want this on our shoulders!
I Agree with Helen.
Thank you Becky.
I believe that Jenn is referring to the fact that all kids are getting less time so shouldn’t the same be true for special educations students.
Last night you invited SAC which is Parents
Thank you Becky!
Rebecca, thank you so much for hosting these meetings, they are very informative
Can we keep these meetings routinely on Tues/Thurs at this time? It would be helpful to block this into our schedules.
If we are offering evening hours for our families for access, can that be considered for the 5th day in a 4:1 model?
Jill La Vallee
Not only are all kids getting less time, but they are going to be expected to make less progress than usual.
Thank you, Becky. Greatly appreciated.
Becky - Appreciate your efforts on our behalf!
Thank you Becky :)
Thank you Becky!
Thank you Becky!
Thank you Becky
Thank you Becky and Team for providing this information along with recordings and PPT. Ongoing dialogue is very helpful :-)
Kim Di Salvo