ERIC Number: ED254024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Regionalizing Special Education Programs in Maine: A Handbook for School Administrators. A Perspective of the Southern Penobscot Regional Program.
Shulman, Murray S.; Doughty, James F.
The manual is intended to help school administrators regionalize special education services. The procedures described are modeled after those of a regional effort in Maine to address the needs of moderately and severely handicapped students. Four major steps are outlined: (1) establishing communication to clarify issues, gather information, and develop decision making processes; (2) gathering information regarding such aspects as space availability, funding, pupil age ranges and instructional settings; (3) providing governance in terms of goals and objectives, membership, board composition, cost sharing and budgets, and advisory committees; and (4) designing the program via process-oriented committees. A brief description of the history of the Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Exceptional Children is included to illustrate issues in regionalization. Appended material includes organizational charts, a needs assessment survey, and a summary of the administrative design. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Div. of Special Education.