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Esther Kennedy
05:37
Is the question that was posted about summer program?
Katie Foster
06:27
I didn't get a quetion?
Katie Foster
06:32
Nothing popped up
Peter Naitove
06:50
Maybe you could send us that list of what questions are still being pursued, so we can pass that on as needed.
Katie Foster
07:11
it did this time
Peter Naitove
07:29
Yes
Peter Naitove
07:44
Thank you.
Peter Naitove
08:34
When you ask what services being provided, does that include what is being refused or not followed through with by parents.
Kimberly
09:19
Is there additional information on the NHSEIS electronic signature feature. When can we expect and update on that?
Becky Forrestall
10:09
How we are handling new referrals is different than how we are managing 3 year re-evaluations.
mparadise
10:22
Are you hearing anything at all form federal gov. re extending our timeline to use 18/19 funds as they did with Tilte funds. Are they ignoring everyone or saying they are working on it? Don't understand the disconnect fomr the other titles.
Peter Naitove
10:24
My example is that our speech path. is offering remote speech instruction, but some parents are declining, so we are "able" in terms of offering, but not in terms of receiving.
Katie Foster
10:53
I think it is important to note that while we may be able to provide many services, it isn't working great for many students and families... it is a fine line in my oponion.
Jeanette
11:14
update on NHSEIS signature?
Esther Kennedy
11:38
Given what was said at SAC yesterday: What is the state doing to promote all the hard work that the schools are doing in the field?
Rachel Borge
11:55
I am thankful that these questions are being asked. It feels as though the Commissioner is of the opinion that IEP services are not happening. The poll reassures me that we are all working consistently to ensure compliance with the spirit and intent of the law.
Catherine Woods
12:44
The parent survey results I reviewed this morning would cause the reader to think that IEP services are not being provided.
Miki McGee
12:44
I’m curious if the poll answers are differentiated by public schools and private providers
Meg Bentley
12:50
Is there an application for the funding provided to districts specifically for remote learning? We have not seen this added to our IDEA funds for either year.
Martha Miller
12:52
what was said at SAC yesterday?
Catherine Woods
13:53
Yes, Meg. I have the same question.
Miki McGee
14:30
sped remote learning was put into the 18-19 grant. What is the reasoning behind that?
Jane
14:46
The commissioner is strongly recommending that districts plan for both remote and in school ESY. In order for school leaders to consider such planning for in school services, they will need written guidance relative to public school health and safety precautions to include PPP, transportation, playgrounds, bathrooms, social distancing etc When can we expect this information?
Michelle Mason
14:49
I don't think I would consider it postponing three year re-evaluation because we have re-identified based on old assessments. Some students we will re-evaluate when we go back to traditional operating status, some we will not.
Kristin Tevepaugh
14:55
Are any public schools providing instruction in small cohorts (face to face)? Reason being, unions may have huge issues with some teachers being asked to come in and some not.
Sarah Reinhardt
15:17
Michelle, we are doing the same thing with the 3 year evals
Caroline Arakelian
15:18
A message to the Commisioner that would be helpful would be that "small cohorts" is not the only answer to challenging situations at this time. Parents may get the message that we are not providing services if we don't bring kids in schools. In addition, there are issues such as 6' distancing with preschoolers/young kids not to mention transportation are huge barriers.
Janet Reed
16:11
As a private provider, we are assisting in the re-evaluation process and answered that question
callison
16:17
Will this polling info be shared with the commissioner? Perhaps he can begin to consider the expertise of the professionals making these decisions and stop pushing for all districts to do what he believes is best.
Lisa Moody
16:30
The Remote Learning Grant is in 18-19
Sarah Reinhardt
16:38
I agree Caroline and we are hearing from parents that what we are doing doesn't count as "services"
kstaines
16:55
I second Jane’s request for information
mparadise
17:01
Agreed Michelle.
Becky Forrestall
17:02
Can you speak to the comment Dr. Chan made to health care providers (school nurses, etc.)that there would be no in person school this summer….? These are the kinds of messages that we are getting from health professionals, but yet families are still being told that we should offer some in person services….
cshields
17:12
we have some staff members that are willing to do ESY remotely, but not face to face, due to virus. If we have face to face ESY, we may not have enough staff to services our students.
Lisa Moody
17:18
Lisa.moody@doe.nh.gov
Becky Forrestall
17:23
This comment was made on one of their Thursday calls.
SAU 60
21:13
I wish it could be reported on the parent survey the total number of families / students that qualify in our state for special education service as there were only 388 respondents out of the entire state. One of the comments ... "a fairly large number reported (more than 12)" ... is that a fairly large number?
Jane
21:34
Could we clarify if the 2% providing services in small groups is private providers vs. public school?
Becky Forrestall
22:00
It was a recorded webinar to the healthcare service providers. This is their Thursday call with residential schools, school nurses, heads of schools with residential care, etc.
Catherine Woods
22:02
Good distinction Jane!
Becky Forrestall
22:25
Many superintendents were on that call, as well, with DPHS>
Jessica Parsons
22:49
would it make sense for DHHS to talk with leaders about our concerns with bringing students into buildings i.e preschool students, students who need staff in close proximity and so on
Becky Forrestall
23:51
Is it realistic that we will get firm answers on ESY by may 15
kstaines
23:53
will private providers have access to ppe
Sherry Burbank (SAU 24)
23:56
COuld you just speak to the signature through NHSEIS again?
mparadise
23:58
It seems like guidance eis being given wihtout speaking ot those on the front lines.
Becky Forrestall
24:04
Just knowing how long other guidance has taken….we need real answers
Esther Kennedy
24:35
ESY services might not mean bringing students into buildings. It might mean in the parking lot or front yards!
Sherry Burbank (SAU 24)
24:37
Yes, both
Shelly Fagen
24:52
Can get PPE and pick up at DMV (enough for two weeks at a time)Here is the application…PPE application link… https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=8451
kstaines
25:21
thx Shelly!
Becky Forrestall
25:25
Not a criticism of you, the timing of answers, just knowing that other guidance, such as end of year, took much longer than was promoted it would take.
Martha Miller
26:12
Is the money for the Remote Learning grant actually been added to the money that was originally allocated in the 18-19 IDEA? Do we need to subtract it out from the total allocated bucket?
Catherine Woods
26:22
When was the $$ put into our 18-19 grant?
Esther Kennedy
26:51
I agree with Mary! Lets get the field involved with the future.
Katie Foster
27:02
I am struggling with how to prioritize having a kid come in the building, going on front lawns and other creative ways. How could we tell one family yes and then another one no? Seems like once we open it up, the floodgates will open.
mparadise
27:02
Thanks Shelly, did not have that link.
Sherry Burbank (SAU 24)
27:14
What is the timeline?
michelemunson
27:29
Can you put those directions in writing regarding signature
sroberts
28:31
It's listed as Remote Learning Grant in 18-19
Miki McGee
28:51
Your i4see person needs to add it
Lisa Moody
29:51
The money was added to the grant system day before we announced it April 22
mparadise
29:58
Sorry, I had typos. My comment was if guidance is being prepared for special ed why do they not seek input from those of us who are on the front lines.
Lisa Moody
30:53
The 10 million was put in in July of 2019
Jennifer Pomykato
30:57
Will the DOE be issuing guidance with DHHS that would define requirements for topics such as Transportation, Taking temperatures, PPE (N-95 or not?), Social Distancing with young children? This information will help districts make the best decisions about ESY. It sounds like the nurses have additional information?
pparenteau
31:00
Have special education directors been invited to join the Re-Opening os Schools Task Force?
Jane
31:32
When the ABLE NH parent survey is discussed with the commissioner, will special education administrators be a part of the conversation?
Esther Kennedy
31:34
WE are using PandaDoc and it is working well for ALL documents. The state is only for IEPs. If you need money for PandaDoc maybe we could use our new electronic grant
ANNE LANDRY
32:02
Esther, my IT person says Panda is not yet DPA approved....
Esther Kennedy
32:30
Who is on the task force so we can give them ideas?
Miki McGee
32:45
Is any director on this google meet on the task force?
mparadise
32:50
We will make time to give feedback to those providing guidance. It is directly impacting our every day work.
mparadise
33:35
Thank you.
Janet Reed
33:43
Thank you!
Peter Naitove
33:47
Thank you, Becky!!
rmatte
33:52
TY!
Becky Forrestall
33:52
Thank you.
pmacdonald
33:57
thank you!
michelemunson
33:59
There are so many different potential funding sourcesc an the DOE create a chart that defines them
cshields
33:59
thank you Becky!
Miki McGee
34:08
Thank you!
Jennifer Pomykato
34:09
Thank you Becky. Happy Teacher appreciation week everyone!!