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Eighty-eight pages of recommendations for Hillsborough special ed



After the deaths of two children in exceptional student education, Hillsborough Superintendent MaryEllen Elia convened a work group to consider improvements in safety protocol. A draft report, including input from the Council of the Great City Schools and the Superintendent's Advisory Council on the Education of Students with Disabilities, is posted on the agenda of tomorrow's School Board meeting. No cost estimates are listed for these improvements, which include technological upgrades and a possible reclassification of paraprofessional jobs. There is also the suggestion that executive duties be rearranged so that the head of ESE reports directly to the deputy superintendent. Expect a lively discussion at Tuesday's meeting.

[Last modified: Monday, December 10, 2012 11:23am]


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