School Board Approves $2.4 Million In Support For Students With Disabilities

By  //  August 23, 2015

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The Brevard Public School board recently approved a $2.4 million plan to increase services and supports for students with exceptional educational needs in Brevard Public Schools.

The Brevard Public School board recently approved a $2.4 million plan to increase services and supports for students with exceptional educational needs in Brevard Public Schools.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA­ – The Brevard Public School board recently approved a $2.4 million plan to increase services and supports for students with exceptional educational needs in Brevard Public Schools.

The plan, which will be phased in over a one year period beginning in August 2015 includes: additional teachers to support staffing exceptional education programs, additional psychologists, additional behavior analysts, and over 20 Exceptional Student Education Support Specialists.

The Support Specialists will be assigned directly to schools at a 1:2 ratio by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

Their role will be to provide oversight in the area of exceptional student education compliance, curriculum, programming, teacher training, and parent support.

The intended outcome of the plan is provide schools and students with more intensive supports in order to better serve the needs of our students.

Amy Kneessy

Amy Kneessy

“The decision to expand our ESE staffing plan focuses our resources directly in support of our students,” states Board Chair, Amy Kneessy.

“This positive investment demonstrates our strong commitment to providing our ESE students the tools necessary for success.”

For more information, please contact Dr. Dawna Bobersky, Director of Exceptional Education Program Support, at 321-633-1000 ext. 520 or bobersky.dawna@brevardschools.org or Dr. Beth Thedy, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, at 321-633-1000 ext. 270 or thedy.beth@brevardschools.org.


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