CESA 10 Special Education Department assists local districts in the provision of appropriate educational services for children with disabilities.
The essential special education services delivered by CESA 10 directly or in consortium are:
- Serve as liaison between local districts and DPI for disseminating information regarding current legislation, policies and procedures in the area of special education, through the Regional Services Network (RSN).
- Serve as liaison with other public and private agencies to facilitate cooperative planning in serving the needs of children with disabilities.
- Facilitate disability area networking meetings for special education teachers. Periodic meetings are held through the year for teachers of children with learning disabilities, speech or language disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disabilities, as well as early childhood teachers.
- Annually develop, in cooperation with local districts, a special education program plan describing programs and services provided by CESA and its constituent districts.
- Facilitate long range planning including defining and developing strategies for serving children with disabilities.
- Facilitate curriculum development (based on outcomes and processes) for all disability areas. Provide leadership in implementing the curriculum.
- Assist with diagnostic services for pupils suspected or identified as having a disability when needed.
- Work for improvement of instruction and content for special education programs and services.
- Make program support available for teachers in local districts.
- Support local districts in providing a full continuum of special education programs and services for pupils with mild to severe disabilities.
- Assist local districts in compliance with federal and state requirements for special education services and programs.
- Serve as fiscal agent for special education funds.
- Submit grant applications to fund program improvements and monitor implementation of grants.
- Complete and file with DPI required special education reports.
For more information, contact Vickie Waters, Director of Special Education.