Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Special Education in DeKalb County Schools

Below are links to 2 articles written by Martha Dalton of WABE highlighting problems Special Education students and their families face in DeKalb schools. 

If DeKalb does not gets its act together, it is possible that the district could be libel for violations of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

I believe this is just another example of the DeKalb County School System being too large (along with incompetent people in the Central Office) to meet the needs of all of its students. 

Click on the respective links to read the articles:

http://wabe.org/post/parents-dekalb-inattentive-students-special-needs

http://wabe.org/post/dekalb-superintendent-special-education-department-under-reconstruction

The Georgia Department of Education is also coming under fire from the Department of Justice over possible violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act by segregating students with disabilities from their peers.

http://wabe.org/post/ga-special-education-segregates-lacks-programs-doj-says

1 comment:

  1. There was a complaint filed with the GaDOE on June 30, which alleged DeKalb County had over 17,800 times a teacher was absent and there was no substitute. The complaint also alleged this caused students with disabilities to not receive an appropriate education as specified in their Individual Education Plans (IEPs). This complaint has not been resolved yet.

    DeKalb County special education is being addressed by Dr. Green. He is making positive changes.

    There will be a national search for the next director of special education. There is an RFP posted for a firm to do a curriculum audit. I have been told there will also be an audit of special education.

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