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Trainings on Special Education Law for Charter Schools

Training #1

Charter Schools Special Education Services and Implementation Rubric Training

Co-sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Illinois Network of Charter Schools
June 18, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

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Program

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Introductions
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  • Anne Levy Brown, Charter Growth and Support Manager, Illinois Network of Charter Schools
  • Hillary Weis Coustan, Associate Director, Loyola ChildLaw and Education Institute
1:15 pm - 2:20 pm

Overview of Special Education Laws and Obligations
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  • Mary Kay Klimesh, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Olga Pribyl, Managing Attorney, Special Education Clinic, Equip for Equality
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

LEA/Charter Relationship and Allocation of Responsibilities
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  • Kathleen Gibbons, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Chicago Board of Education
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ISBE Rubric
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Rubric Instructions (PDF)
Charter School Initial Application for Special Education Services (PDF)
Charter School Renewal Application for Special Education Services (PDF)

  • Juana Burchell, Special Education Charter Schools Coordinator, Illinois State Board of Education

 

 

Training #2

Special Education Laws and Requirements

Co-sponsored by Illinois Network of Charter Schools and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Date: April 26, 2013
Time: 1:00-4:30pm, Rooms 1201 and 1202
Place: Loyola Law School, 25 E. Pearson

Session Objectives:

 

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Introduction and Welcome

  • Miranda Johnson, Associate Director of ChildLaw and Education Institute, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Ashley Heard, Charter Growth Manger, Illinois Network of Charter Schools
1:10 pm - 3:10 pm

Overview of Special Education Law and Obligations
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Facilitated by attorneys working on school side and parent side of special education law, this session will cover relevant special education law while reviewing ISBE’s Charter School Application for Special Education rubric. By end of session, participants should not only know the relevant law in designing a compliant special education program but will understand how to complete the special education section of their charter application and be able to proactively consider how they might address common special education pitfalls.

  • Darcy Kriha, Partner, Franczek and Radelet
  • Olga Pribyl, Managing Attorney, Special Education Clinic, Equip for Equality
  • Moderator: Hillary Coustan, Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
3:10 pm - 3:20 pm

Break and Transition

3:20 pm - 4:20 pm

LEA and Charter School Relationship: Division of Responsibilities (Room 1201)

Learn how the charter school and the LEA (CPS in Chicago) divide responsibilities for teaching students, providing related services, and managing the IEP process.

  • Kathleen Gibbons, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Chicago Board of Education View Powerpoint
  • Beth Purvis, Chief Executive Officer, CICS 

 

 

 

 

 

The ISBE Application and Rubric (Room 1202)

Go in-depth with the Charter School Application for Special Education and pose application questions to the expert.

  • Juana Burchell, Special Education Charter Schools Coordinator, Illinois State Board of Education

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View Handouts:

Rubric Instructions (PDF)

Charter School Initial Application for Special Education Services (PDF)

Charter School Renewal Application for Special Education Services (PDF)

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing

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