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Media AdvisoryThursday, March 22, 2012
DOE Press Office
Taskforce on Inclusion and Accountability to Hold First Face-to-Face MeetingTallahassee, Fla. - The first face-to-face meeting of the Commissioner's Taskforce on Inclusion and Accountability will be held today and tomorrow at the University of Central Florida's College of Education Teaching Academy. The meeting will be available for viewing via webcast at www.fldoe.org.
During the State Board of Education meeting on February 28, 2012, the board voted to create a taskforce to develop an implementation plan to include students with disabilities, students who are learning the English language, and students enrolled in exceptional student education centers in Florida's school accountability system and to create recommendations for consideration by the U.S. Department of Education regarding Florida's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver.
Since then, the three subcommittees met via conference call to discuss the taskforce goals and objectives in preparation for the meeting. To listen to the audio of the subcommittee conference calls, visit http://www.fldoe.org/esea/default.asp#ctia. The members of the taskforce are listed below.
What: Taskforce on Inclusion and Accountability Meeting
When: Thursday, March 22
1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 23
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: UCF Teaching Academy
College of Education
University of Central Florida
Commissioner's Taskforce on Inclusion and Accountability
|Alberto Carvalho||District Superintendent||Miami Dade||ELL|
|MaryEllen Elia||District Superintendent||Hillsborough||SWD|
|Alexis Tibbetts||District Superintendent||Okaloosa||ESE|
|Arlene Costello||District ESOL Training & Licensure Coordinator||Escambia||ELL|
|Celeste Bowker||Teacher||St. Johns||ESE|
|Agustin Grana||Teacher||Miami Dade||ESE|
|Allison Tant Richard||Parent||Leon||SWD|
|Ester de Jong||League of United Latin American Citizens||Alachua||ELL|
|Shirley Johnson||NAACP||Miami Dade||ELL|
|Richard LaBelle||Family Network on Disabilities, Inc.||Palm Beach||SWD|
|Francois Leconte||Minority Development & Empowerment||Broward||ELL|
|Margarita Pinkos||Florida Association of Bilingual/ESOL Supervisors||Palm Beach||ELL|
|Ann Siegel||Disability Rights Florida||Leon||ESE|
|Lyn Stanfield||Apple, Inc.||Leon||SWD|