Melrose School District Tiered Focused Monitoring Review by DESE 梅尔罗斯学区分层聚焦由DESE监测评论

Tiered Focused Monitoring Review
Tiered Focused Monitoring Review by DESE 分层聚焦由DESE监测评论

During the week of March 2, 2020 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Melrose School District.  The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators, reviews of student records, and onsite observations. 

Parents and other individuals may call Joan Brinckerhoff, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (781) 338-3715 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.

Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the (district or charter school) with a report with information about areas in which the (district or charter school) meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the (district or charter school) requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report at www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/review/cpr/reports/.

分层聚焦由DESE监测评论

在 2020 年 3 月 2 日开始的一周内,中小学教育部公立学校监察办公室 (Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring) 将对 Melrose 学区开展分层重点监督审查 (Tiered Focused Monitoring Review)。  公立学校监察办公室 (Office of Public School Monitoring) 每三年会考察每个学区和特许学校,以监察联邦和州特殊教育和公民权法规的遵循情况。与特殊教育相关的审查领域包括学生评估、资格认定、个别化教育计划 (IEP) 团队的工作流程以及 IEP 的制定和实施。与公民权相关的审查领域包括欺凌、学生纪律、身体约束以及所有学生是否平等获得学校课程。

除了现场考察外,家长联络也是审查过程的一个重要环节。公立学校监察办公室的审查主任将向所有残疾学生家长发送一份在线调查,该调查主要关注他们子女的特殊教育计划的一些关键领域。调查结果将有助于编写一份报告。在现场审查期间,公立学校监察办公室将对学区的特殊教育家长咨询委员会 (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) 主席进行访谈。其他现场活动可能包括对学区的工作人员和行政人员进行访谈,审查学生记录和现场观察。 

家长和其他个人可致电 (781) 338-3715 联系公立学校监察主任 Joan Brinckerhoff,以申请进行电话访谈。如果个人需要翻译等协助,才能参与访谈,中小学教育部将作出必要安排。

现场考察后约 60 个工作日内,监察主任将(向学区或特许学校)提供一份报告,说明(学区或特许学校)符合或高于监管要求的方面以及(学区或特许学校)需要帮助纠正或改进实践的方面。公众可登录 www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/review/cpr/reports/ 查阅该报告。