As stated in this April 2018 article, https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/05/02/a-year-ago-the-supreme-court-raised.html “A year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools must offer students with disabilities an education reasonably calculated to enable them to “make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances,” what has changed? On the one hand, not much, if evaluating the dozens of special…

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On September 13, 2018, the San Mateo-Foster City School Board began discussing an Equity Resolution – 6_1_Resolution091819Equity_0 – to address issues in the District.  The Draft Resolution proposes to form an Equity Task Force to assist the District is addressing these issues. The Board will continue their discussion at future meetings or study sessions. I am a strong…

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Hosted by the Peninsula Democratic Coalition (PDC) 19 August 2018 – 4PM to 7PM Cuesta Park, Mountain View Join us at the PDC Annual Potluck Picnic & Auction! Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/184979362035608/ Tickets ($10 donation per person) at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pdc2017picinic snkids.org will be attending the BBQ. Stop by. We’d love to meet you and hear what you have to say…

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This Parents’ Guide to FBAs, Behaviors, Behavior Plans is very helpful in understanding how to address behavioral issues in your child’s IEP. One of our goals at snkids.org is to focus on the systems and policies that contribute to the disproportionate level of special needs kids’ suspensions and expulsions… so perhaps this well-written summary is…

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While we are dedicated to achieving better outcomes for all special needs kids at snkids.org, I personally believe that society often puts mental health in a different category of need and concern than other special needs.  This statement is admittedly biased and is based solely upon my own personal experience with my child with special…

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LCAP = Local Control Accountability Plan; A required document, which must be approved by your School Board on an annual basis in connection with its approval of the District’s Budget. If you want to learn more about your District’s LCAP, this resource suggests the following questions to pose at LCAP community-input meetings: What are the…

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