ERIC Number: ED468668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Education Handbook.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
This handbook presents state guidelines for alternative education in Mississippi, which is designed to serve as a learning alternative placement for students who have had difficulty with the regular classroom environment or who have experienced disciplinary problems in the classroom or school. The handbook contains the following sections: (1) mission statement; (2) excerpts from relevant state law; (3) excerpts from State Board of Education policy providing guidelines for placement in alternative programs; (4) accountability (local Board policy, placement criteria, exit criteria, documentation, and staff development); (5) curriculum design; (6) collaboration resources (suggested agencies for collaborative arrangements); and (7) descriptions of six established programs. An appendix provides 18 sample forms including required forms such as the District Disciplinary Reporting Form, the Alternative Education Placement Survey, and the Alternative Education Program Monitoring Report. (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavior Disorders, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Faculty Handbooks, Mission Statements, Nontraditional Education, Records (Forms), Special Schools, State Regulation, Student Placement
Mississippi State Department of Education, 359 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. For full text: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/public.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi