BSNPTA Advocacy in the Bellevue School District
Below you will find information being shared by the BSNPTA and updates on our advocacy efforts in the BSD.
Restraint & Isolation law change affects BSD
Regarding BSD Policy 3247
Update for 3rd Reading of BSD Policy 3247
The Bellevue School Board held a 3rd reading of proposed policy 3247 "Protections Against Inappropriate Isolation and Restraint of Students with IEPs and Section 504 Plans" at their meeting on
July 1st. The newly adopted policy is linked here.
The statement that the BSNPTA Board made is linked here. If you have questions about our statement, please contact the BSNPTA Board at BellevueSpecialNeeds@gmail.com
Posted Press Release, June 5, 2014 related to Bellevue School Board proposed policy 3247
BSD Special Education Study Efforts
The Board of Directors of the BSNPTA recently reviewed the recommendations in the Study of Special Education Services in the BSD (report linked below). We created a method for evaluating the recommendations and creating a prioritization list. The two documents below include a guide to the process created as well as the completed document.
Special Ed Study Prioritization Guide
Special Ed Review Priority Matrix
Your input is appreciated and encouraged, please feel free to provide your feedback to the BSNPTA Board at BellevueSpecialNeeds@gmail.com
More information about the work to implement the PCG recommendations can be found on this website's Study Implementation page.
BSD Special Education Study 2013
The Study of Special Education Services in the Bellevue School District has been released. It is attached here.
BSNPTA Special Education Report
On June 18, 2013 the BSNPTA Board of Directors provided a report to the BSD Superintendent and Bellevue School Board pertaining to parent concerns and systemic issues raised over the course of the 2012-13 school year.
BSNPTA Special Education Report - June 2013
Attachments to the report:
SIP Data - Reading
SIP Data - Math
On June 19, 2013 representatives of Public Consulting Group (PCG), the organization that conducted the study of the Bellevue School District Special Education Program, provided a summary of their report at a meeting of the BSNPTA membership. Below is a summary of their recommendations. The complete report will be released by BSD in early to mid August.
PCG Recommendations for BSD Special Education Program
Next steps: The new Executive Director of Special Education will be working with an implementation team to determine a timeline which will be presented to the Bellevue School Board at the August 27, 2013 meeting.
BSNPTA Board Statements to Bellevue School Board
School Board Statement November 2012
School Board Statement January 2013
School Board Statement June 2013