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NH Special Education Update - Shared screen with speaker view
KDuesing
10:50
In the remote learning grant, would payment for services include the hiring of teaching staff?
KDuesing
11:54
Thank you
Marcia Bagley
12:07
Could we use this grant money for legal fees associated with Remote Learning?
Christine Boston
12:28
Do we need to do proportional share to private schools in our districts as with regular IDEA funds? Also I had a private special ed placement reach out and ask for funds from this as they feel private school means the special ed schools that ..can you clarify?
Mary Steady
12:58
Excellent question, Christine.
Martha Miller
14:39
There was talk of digital signatures through NHSEIS. Is this a possibility?
Jeanette
15:45
yes, any updates on NHSEIS consent?
Jennifer Watson
17:14
Could this new grant money be used for compensatory services?
cplourde
17:21
Could we please get these recordings or the power points right after each session? They are not up to date on the NHLEARNSREMOTELY site.
Becky Forrestall
17:43
Is there a chance this money will be extended past Sept. 30th?
Becky Forrestall
18:27
Also- could you please discuss the list of out of district providers, that was given to Superintendents to hire to provide additional services? I think there is much confusion around this. Could you clarify the intention of sending this list?
jboyle
18:47
Can you send the list of providers to the special education directors?
Meg Bentley
19:22
Has the 2018 - 2020 IDEA grant allocation been extended to September 2021 (similar to the Title grants extension)?
Sherry Burbank
19:43
Will multi-district SAUs be able to consolidate their remote learning funds?
Sarah Reinhardt
20:02
Is the DOE mandating that we use NHSEIS or can we continue with DocuSign?
mobilemac
20:17
I can not see the questions being answered in my chat? Is anyone else having the same problem?
Pamela Stimpson
20:28
Will we be able to use the NHSEIS signature after the emergency order is lifted?
Christine Boston
20:45
One more question...sorry :) So CARES Act funds would be open from districts to private special education placements?
Susan Merrell
21:19
Can eligibility be prioritized with PCG after IEP and placement is up and running?
Esther Kennedy
21:35
Can you send the power point out to the directors list?
Chris Beeso
21:41
Understand the NHESIS e signature will be a work in progress. Will what is rolled out put districts in compliance with signatures.
Jeanette
21:41
so timeframe for consent for IEP and placement in NHSEIS is week after next?
Kim Di Salvo
21:57
Can I use current IDEA funds for remote learning costs?
Santina Thibedeau
22:09
If these are IDEA funds, would they have the requirements under Uniform Guidance as well as the permissive use of funds under IDEA
Amy Jenks - NH
22:46
Link to Special Education Resources and Guidance including Becky's recorded calls as they are posted:http://www.nhlearnsremotely.com/operations.html
Sherry Burbank
23:01
I have contacted two different private providers and not been able to set up any services
Amy Jenks - NH
23:34
http://www.nhlearnsremotely.com/operations.html
Esther Kennedy
25:53
Are we able to use any electronic signature after this is over. Not in favor of using NHSEIS.
Kimberly
25:56
I thought electronic signatures were only allowable during the period of state of emergency? Are you now saying we will be able to continue to use electronic signatures.
Chris Beeso
27:30
Thank you!
Susan Merrell
28:07
To clarify, the parent portal for consent to eligibility . Hard to develop an IEP in NHSEIS if you cannot finalize consent to eligibility for newly identified students.
Susan Merrell
29:19
It would be helpful to prioritize that
Martha Miller
29:35
Is the Remote Learning Grant specifically for Special Education? or General Ed?
Jenn Pomykato
29:36
If anyone on the call has been successful with private providers working with your district, could you comment? Thx
Becky Forrestall
29:42
Can you help us understand what services an out of district program is being sought after to provide, that a district is not able to provide? Is it just the issue of districts mainly not doing face to face?
jboyle
30:57
Decision on ESY hard to plan for both! Need guidance
Esther Kennedy
31:21
I'm having a hard time with the fact that only NHSEIS can be used going forward. If we allow one electronic signature we should allow all!!!!
Sean Kotkowski
31:48
Will IEP’s need to be amended to reflect the ESY program that is offered?
Kim Di Salvo
32:11
It would be helpful to continue the NHSEIS e-signatures past the current period of remote learning in case we have to return to remote learning again - i.i short period over the winter.
Jenn Pomykato
32:27
Esther, I agree as districts also are looking at electronic signature for other district tasks (i.e. new student enrollment)
Michelle Mason
32:31
I agree Kim.
Kristin Tevepaugh
32:40
Is it suggested we advise parents that ESY is most likely remote?
Becky Forrestall
32:41
Thank you. It is my belief that many out of district placements are providing remote programs for their day students…..not sure they would take in new day students…..We are getting many mixed messages. It would be great if Directors could have a list of which private providers are still running open day services/programs, or clarify this.
cplourde
32:50
If companies meet the DPA, then we should be able to consider other options for elec sign.
Sean Kotkowski
33:34
Our ESY program is already in IEP’s, but we are not sure we will be able to offer the program as designed in a remote setting
Sherry Burbank
33:52
small groups meaning <10 people gathered?
Becky Forrestall
34:11
Thank you
cplourde
34:14
why does the Commissioner keep saying wait until mid-May RE ESY and plan for both.
Kathleen McKechnie
35:31
Under what conditions is small group , in-person permissible? How do we ensure safety of students and staff without direction?
Jeanette
35:35
and the groups of 10 need to stay 6 feet apart? not feasible for service provision
mobilemac
35:46
If we do not change IEP due to remote learning now it should not be changed for ESY done remotely.
Martha Miller
35:59
So, if we plan for REMOTE ESY, it will require a lot LESS staff than on-site ESY. By mid-May, our chance of finding staff for on-site dwindles.
Caroline Arakelian
36:31
The Commissioner stated that we may need to screen students before entering buildings i.e. survey about travel, take temperatures, and provide masks.
Mary Steady
36:46
I believe Labor laws are in conflict with requiring schools staff to go into the school to deliver instruction at this time. Could you please look into this? Thanks, Mary
Jane
37:21
Could Dr. Chan put something in writing that it is permissible for small groups of students with disabilities can be in schools, and provide appropriate safety guidelines?
Chris Beeso
37:37
Curious what face to face evaluations would really look like with appropriate social distancing.
Margaret Beauchamp
37:50
We have already advised our parents that ESY will begin remote - small groups are not feasible nor will staff likely participate - union issues
Shelly Fagen
38:15
The Birchtree Center Outreach department is able to provide ABA services remotely at this time.
Mary Steady
38:16
Correct but it is a bigger issue than essential employees. Thank you for peeling this back
mobilemac
38:23
I do not want anything in writing to give leverage to a parent who wants to bring the student into school, we will not do this as it is too much of a liability
Esther Kennedy
39:00
I'm having a hard time with "what we want to put in place" WE need guidance from the state to make sure we are legal when it comes to small group instructions. Who will be sending this memo!
mikimcgee
39:06
We are not requiring ANY staff to participate in employ if they have covid concerns (example an elderly parent in their home, need to take care of your children who are home)
Kim Di Salvo
40:19
Thanks as always!