Parents of students with disabilities and community stakeholders are invited to a public forum at 6 p.m. tonight in the Large Group Instruction Room of Noblesville Middle School, 300 N. 17th St. This public forum is to provide residents the opportunity to assist the Indiana State Board of Education in gathering information on the setting in which students receive special education services in Noblesville School Corporation.
The meeting agenda will include an explanation of the state’s general supervision system, an overview of the focused monitoring review process, and public discussion on the learning environment of students with disabilities. Your input is needed for continual academic improvement for each child.
Noblesville Schools Corporation has been selected by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) to review the Educational Environment of students with disabilities through a process called Focused Monitoring. In return, IDOE will provide the corporation with information regarding areas of needed improvement. As part of the Focused Monitoring process, a public forum has been scheduled for parents of students with disabilities and concerned community members.
The focused monitoring process is a data-driven approach to determine compliance with federal and state special education law and regulations. This process also addresses key priority areas called Critical Performance Indicators (CPI). Our corporation was selected for Least Restrictive Environment which focuses on the amount of time students with disabilities are in the general education classroom in our school corporation. The focused monitoring review is based on performance data that we submitted to the State. The emphasis of this approach is to be an educational benefit for students with disabilities while enhancing the educational experience for all students.
The Public Forum is critical for parents to express their concerns. The purpose of this forum is to gather input from parents of students with disabilities and others specific to the assessment of the Educational Environment. The input gathered during the forum will be reviewed and considered by the focused monitoring team throughout the monitoring process.
The forum will be facilitated by a parent of a child with a disability.