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State Board of Education Workshop Agenda

Gary Chartrand, Chair
Roberto Martínez, Vice Chair
Sally Bradshaw
Akshay Desai
Barbara S. Feingold
John R. Padget
Kathleen Shanahan
November 5, 2012
Boca Raton High School
1501 N.W. 15th Court, Boca Raton

November 5, 2012

2:45 P.M. Call to Order Chair Gary Chartrand
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services Presentation (PDF, 1MB)

Overview of Special Education

  • Overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • It's About the Students: Results Driven Accountability
    • Monica Verra-Tirado, Ed.D., Chief
    • Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

Student, Parent, and School Perspectives on Special Education

  • Katherine Landis, Student St. Johns School District
  • Palm Beach County School Team (PDF, 4MB)
    • Will J. Gordillo, ESE Director
    • Blake Bennett, Principal, Wellington Community Middle School
    • Kristina Rodriguez, ESE Contact Wellington Community School
    • Carla Donaldson, parent and Chair, ESE Advisory Committee
  • Miami-Dade School Team
    • Milagros R. Fornell, Chief Innovation and Accountability Officer, Office of Innovation and Accountability
    • Michael Deschapell - Student enrolled in Panther LIFE Program
    • Joni Harris - parent of Panther LIFE student
    • Jill Brookner, Instructional Supervisor, MDCPS
    • Diana Valle-Riestra, Assistant Professor of Special Education Teaching and Learning, Florida International University
    • Mariana Barbará, 11th grade Student at Terra Environmental Research Institute
    • Rosa María Barbará, parent and Vice Chair of the Superintendent's Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities
  • Parent Choice Options -- Monica Verra-Tirado
  • Parent and Community Connections -- Monica Verra-Tirado

Student, Parent, School and Community Perspectives on Special Education

  • Judith Owen, Co-Chair, State Advisory Committee for the Education of Exceptional Students
  • Ann Siegel, Education Team Manager, Disability Rights Florida
    • Rona Kelly, parent, Bright Horizons Center School, Broward County
  • Mark Halpert, President, Learning Disabilities Association of Florida
  • Richard La Belle, Executive Director, Family Network on Disabilities
    • Liliana Pagan and Pedro Castellanos, parents, Mier Park Elementary School in Palm Beach County
  • Carolyn Scott, Principal, Pepin Academy Charter School (PDF, 4MB)
  • Tina Frank, parent, Atlantis Academy, McKay School in Palm Beach County

Supplemental Material

Cover (PDF, 102KB)

Additional Back Up Material

A. Funding
B. Accountability for Compliance with IDEA
C. General Parent Publications
D. Accommodations
E. Transition
F. Dispute Resolution Parent Information
G. Additional Parent Resources
Concluding Remarks Chair Gary Chartrand