ERIC Number: ED077149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for the Management of Special Education Programs. 1.0 Program Organization. Newday Operations Guide for Drug Dependent Minor Programs.
Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Presented is the first component, Program Organization, of a special day class educational program emphasizing rehabilitation, remedial instruction, and return to regular school programs for drug dependent minors. Included are statistics on drug use in California and the administrative code under which drug dependent minors are eligible for special education. Alternative drug programs (individual home instruction, special day class programs and on campus programs) are discussed. Briefly described are the evolution and objectives of Sunshine School, the special day class program. A visit to the school is described in narrative form. Examined are the referral, admission, and diagnostic procedures, the curriculum, the method for assigning credits, and the counseling services at the school. Policies relating to drug use, attendance, and major rule infractions are delineated. Also noted are the use of behavior modification, and the need for parental and community support. Stressed is the need for record keeping and orderly program exit procedures. Methods of program evaluation are described; and staff responsibilities, job descriptions, and desired personnel qualifications are listed. Also mentioned are inservice training, funding sources, and a budget model giving typical costs. Offered are a case history of a student and a summary in chart form of student characteristics. (See EC 051 846 through EC 051 849 and EC 050 205 through EC 050 212 for related documents). (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, CA.