Bev Johns is a long-time Special Education activist and advocate.
From: Beverley Holden Johns
Date: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Subject: new ISBE plan to eliminate special ed class size
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) staff has a new proposal to ELIMINATE State special ed class size limits, and ELIMINATE the State 70/30 rule – the 30 percent limit on the percentage of students with an IEP that can be in a regular general ed class.
The plan will be presented to the ISBE Board at its meeting on January 22 and 23, 2014, for FINAL approval.
There will be NO hearings and NO ability to evaluate the proposal before it is presented for FINAL ISBE Board action.
The proposal would let each LOCAL school district decide on a STAFFING PLAN.
You can send your objections NO LATER THAN Monday, January 13, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to say how having your local school district decide on a special ed STAFFING PLAN would affect you, your child, the children in your classroom, or the children you serve.
– Bev Johns