Special Education Update
By Donald E. Enoch Jr., DEED State Administrator for Special Education
The Department of Education and Early Development’s Special Education team, Don Enoch, State Administrator for Special Education and Colleen Shivers, Program Manager, briefed Fly-In attendees on the many facets of the special education team’s responsibilities and how they may support the duties of school board members.
In addition to the fiscal, student services mission, and staff training areas, a specific focus was placed on the need for superintendents and principals to understand the critical need to be aware of legal issues involved with disciplining students with disabilities.
The team presented a discipline “tree” that addresses the options and issues included with each decision regarding the disciplinary issue for youth with disabilities. These and many more resources are available for the asking from the department.
The special education team for the department may be reached at (907) 465-8693 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.