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NH Special Education Update - Shared screen with speaker view
Rebecca Fredette
01:18
We will get started in just a few minutes
Marcia Bagley
11:54
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
16038
13:27
It is sad we are talking about Compensatory Education already. I wish we could spend more time on how we can share best practices!!!!!
Becky Forrestall
13:33
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.
kstaines
14:51
If we cannot provide all the hours of service that are listed on the grid, we must amend the iep?
Catherine Woods
15:31
Are you saying that just because the service was missed, compensatory services must be provided?
Becky Forrestall
15:47
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….."
16038
15:58
I hope not to Catherine's question!
Christine Gialousis
16:03
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?
Becky Forrestall
16:22
Not all students will simply be eligible for compensatory education, even if they had adjusted or different or missed services?
sreinhardt
16:24
This is important bc sine services are not appropriate or available during remote learning
sreinhardt
16:34
*some
16038
17:33
What is your recommendation on getting signatures in the meantime?
Marcia Bagley
17:50
did you say Doc U Sign is NOT legal or legal in NH?
rhettdarak
18:49
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?
Chris Beeso
19:07
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.
Kathy
19:14
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.
Becky Forrestall
19:57
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?
Jennifer Pomykato
20:04
Will email confirmation adequate in the meantime? Red stop signs in NHSEIS are adding to the anxiety of remote learning
Pamela Stimpson
21:24
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
Rachel Borge
23:30
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
23:45
A Director friend in NJ uses PCG (NHSEIS) product for electronic signatures. IS this something that can be looked into?
Sherry Burbank
23:48
The chart in the first CEC webinar has been super helpful to determine what's appropriate during remote learning.
Rachel Borge
24:00
sorry - pressed enter - is this acceptable toaccount for sessions?
Sarah Souza
26:14
Rebecca.Fredette@doe.nh.gov
Sherry Burbank
27:16
https://cec.sped.org/~/media/Files/Resources/COVID19/Slides%20%20CASE%20Webinar%202%20COVID19%20%20March%2020%202020.pdf
susanmerrell
27:42
Will there be any flexibility for districts selected for CIM for 2020-21? If there is no answer for signatures it impacts compliance inadvertently.
Mary Steady
28:30
Do we have to complete TS GOLD?
Sherry Burbank
28:56
Starts on page 13
Jennifer Pomykato
30:40
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.
16038
30:41
I agree with Susan about, flexibility for the districts selected for CIM for 2020-21. We should postpone the CIMs process for next year!
Becky Forrestall
31:13
Are there any districts doing at school services? Are other states doing this?
Jim Lewis
31:38
Should we expect these meetings to continue to occur each Tuesday and Thursday at noon?
Jana Ruiz
31:43
No services at school in Chester
Becky Forrestall
31:51
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.
Mary Steady
31:52
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.
Marcia Bagley
32:21
Nashua is not doing any services at school
Jessica Bickford
32:37
Pittsfield is still doing a very limited amount of school based services, but this will be ending shortly.
Kimberly
32:39
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?
Becky Forrestall
32:41
Are other states doing in school face to face services?
Juliet Fenrich
33:02
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?
Sherry Burbank
33:49
We had two students getting in-person services during the first week of closure, but we stopped those when the Governor increased the caution.
Becky Forrestall
34:36
That would be great, to check on other states. Thank you.
Jane
34:57
As the commissioner discusses modified day/schedules will there be a voice from the field representing special education?
Becky Forrestall
35:18
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....
Jennifer Dolloff
35:24
Staff need the day off to develop skills for online learning and to planning. It would be very beneficial.
Jana Ruiz
35:36
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
Betsy GIbbs
35:41
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.
Jennifer Pomykato
35:48
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?
16038
35:57
A lot of companies are doing curb side. Just order online and pick up..
Marcia Bagley
36:15
I agree with Besty!
Sherry Burbank
36:54
Jenn, the CEC slides address that
16038
37:13
Yes if was about the arts and crafts
Martha Miller
37:24
link to CEC slides?
Chris Beeso
37:29
thank you
Michelle Mason
37:38
Thank you.
Helen Rist
37:39
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!
Becky Forrestall
37:49
I Agree with Helen.
tstar
37:52
Thank you Becky.
sreinhardt
37:54
Agreed.
SAU44 Northwood
37:56
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.
16038
37:59
Last night you invited SAC which is Parents
areed
38:03
Thank you Becky!
Pamela Stimpson
38:07
https://cec.sped.org/~/media/Files/Resources/COVID19/Slides%20%20CASE%20Webinar%202%20COVID19%20%20March%2020%202020.pdf
Jana Ruiz
38:11
Rebecca, thank you so much for hosting these meetings, they are very informative
Becky Forrestall
38:50
Can we keep these meetings routinely on Tues/Thurs at this time? It would be helpful to block this into our schedules.
Ms. Noel
38:53
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
39:22
Not only are all kids getting less time, but they are going to be expected to make less progress than usual.
Becky Forrestall
39:30
Thank you, Becky. Greatly appreciated.
Janet Reed
40:09
Becky - Appreciate your efforts on our behalf!
Christine Boston
40:19
Thank you Becky :)
Kimberly
40:25
Thank you Becky!
dbandurski
40:27
Thank you!
KHarris
40:34
Thank you Becky!
czylinski
40:39
Thank you Becky
Jennifer Pomykato
40:40
Thank you Becky and Team for providing this information along with recordings and PPT. Ongoing dialogue is very helpful :-)
Kim Di Salvo
40:41
Thank you
Mary Steady
40:41
Thanks!