Training: Special education staff to get the latest updates, customized clinics at KSBA annual event

Special education directors from Kentucky’s public schools will converge on Lexington Aug. 18-19 for the most comprehensive training in their field, offered annually by KSBA’s Legal and Administrative Training Service. The training will be at the Hilton Lexington Downtown, 369 W. Vine St.

This conference presents the latest legal ramifications and practical guidance to special education directors and others responsible for compliance with special education requirements in school districts. One day is devoted specificially to professional development of district special education directors, while the second day focuses on the requirements of schools under the federal special education laws.

Topics include basics such as budgeting, staffing, legal requirements, an update on KDE activity, and the latest in court cases and Office of Special Education Programs and Office of Civil Rights opinions.

The conference is a must to give special education administrators the tools they need to properly serve students and stay out of legal trouble.

Registration remains open.

The fees are deeply discounted for employees of districts in KSBA’s special education service.

Student records asset

Teresa Combs, director of KSBA’s Legal and Administrative Training Service, has produced a Student Records Confidentiality aid for training volunteers in school districts.

It is important that school districts’ volunteer orientation cover this federal legal topic. The PowerPoint training aid is equally suited to being viewed by volunteers on their own, or with a district staff person.

You may purchase an annual license to use this PowerPoint with your district volunteers for $200.

Regional Certified Evaluation Update Training

Kentucky Administrative Regulation 704 KAR 3:345 requires that all administrators who evaluate other certified personnel must obtain 12 hours of certified evaluation update training every two years.

KSBA has partnered with several educational cooperatives to provide six hours of this training regionally. By collaborating with cooperatives, the training is being provided at a reasonable fee, and districts will save money and staff travel time.

Check your regional education cooperative’s website for dates, times, a topic summary and other registration information.

Contact Jolene Shearer at 800-372-2962 for more information.

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