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Roles & Responsibilities for Special Education Services School Personnel





Responsibilities


When to Contact

Principal
• Member of IEP Team Meeting as administrator
• Ensures implementation of services
• Ensures implementation of Goals and Objectives
• Supervises on-site special education personnel
• Classroom assignments


• Not able to resolve special education concerns after
     talking with school special education personnel
• School issues unrelated to special education

Psychologist
• Co-develops assessment plan with RSP
• Conducts assessments as per plan
• Member of IEP Team as appropriate
• Provides services as identified on IEP, such as
    counseling services, social skills training, etc.
• Develops behavior plans


• Questions about assessments
• Questions about implementation of specific services -      counseling and social skills
• Questions about implementation of behavior plan

Resource Specialist (RSP) Teacher
• CO-develops assessment plan with psychologist
• Conducts assessments as per plan
• Member of IEP Team as appropriate
• Coordinates scheduling of IEP meeting for RSP      students and initials
• Teacher of Record for RSP students
• Collaborates with general education teachers
• Implements goals and objectives as per IEP
• Provides progress reports towards goals and objective


• Referral for special education assessment (initial)
• Questions about assessment process
• Questions about date and time of upcoming IEP      meeting
• Request for an additional IEP meeting
• Questions about implementation of accommodations
     /modifications in general education setting
• Questions about Parents/Guardian Rights

Special Day Class Teacher
• Member of IEP Team as appropriate
• Coordinate IEP meetings for assigned students
• Teacher of Record for day class students
• Responsible for differentiated curriculum and      instructional strategies
• Implements goals and objectives as per IEP
• Provides progress reports towards goals and      objectives
• Collaborates with general education teacher regarding      mainstreamed students
• Responsible for aides assigned to classroom


• Questions about curriculum and/or instructional      strategies
• Questions about goals and objectives
• Questions about mainstreaming
• Questions about aides
• Request for an additional IEP meeting
• Questions about Parents/Guardian Rights

Itinerant Staff (Speech, OT, PT, APE)
• Member of IEP Team as appropriate
• Conducts assessments as per Assessment Plan
• Implements goals and objectives as per IEP
• Provides progress reports towards goals and      objectives


• Questions about goals and objectives
• Questions about services
















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