ERIC Number: ED198663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
An SEA Monitoring Guide for Use with "The Regional Guidelines for State Approval of Private Schools for Children with Handicapping Conditions."
Northeast Regional Resource Center, Hightstown, NJ.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
The regional guidelines for private schools with handicapped children are designed to promote comparability of state licensing and/or approval placement procedures, reduce administrative burden and attendant costs, increase effectiveness of monitoring interstate placements, and provide a firm basis for program analysis. Listed among the 20 approval procedures are that the appropriate state authority should conduct an onsite inspection of each school applying for licensing and/or approval prior to granting licensing and/or approval, that prior to conducting an onsite inspection the appropriate state authority should determine that the school applying is fiscally solvent, and that schools granted approval should be subject to reevaluation at least every 3 years. Approval criteria are outlined for the following components of private school operation: governance; administration; program requirements (particularly the individualized education program); related services; program evaluation; child management techniques; instructional, administrative, and supportive personnel; termination of student's enrollment; due process; class size; calendar requirements; physical facilities; transportation; child care; and health and medical care. Appendixes, which make up more than half the document, contain a glossary, a documentation checklist for approval criteria, a data gathering instrument, a list of data to be submitted by private schools prior to onsite visitation, a suggested process outline for onsite visitation using the regional guidelines, suggested format for private school evaluation report, and an evaluator inservice agenda. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Resource Center, Hightstown, NJ.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.