Heather Calomese, California’s Special Education Director and Stacey Wedin, Education Administrator will discuss how California’s special education funding – including new federal and state funds – are intended to be spent, and how caregivers can be involved.
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 Pacific
Register through link
Last Friday evening, the legislature released its updated version of the 2021-22 State Budget. This represents a partial deal with the Administration, with the items described in legislative documents said to represent an agreement on those items with all three parties.
In accordance with California Education Code Section 56205[b] and 56205[b], this serves as public notice that a public hearing will be held at the next meeting of the North Region Special Education Plan Area (SELPA) Policy Board at 10:00am on June 24, 2021
The North Region SELPA staff and all member Districts stand united with students, staff, local communities, and everyone across the U.S. who has experienced racial bias, violence, or discrimination. I challenge myself and those around me to go further with our actions to stand up to bigotry, hatred, and intolerance. I hope when we look back on 2020 we see how the focus on two viruses (that of Covid-19 and that of systemic racism) caused a tipping point toward making our society a healthier one. In the meantime, we take action as individuals, schools, districts, and communities to refuse (and support others to refuse) racism in our educational mission, because it starts with the words and actions we use to support children. Our influence and responsibility are huge because children look to us for models on "how to be." -- Katy Babcock, North Region SELPA Director.
See North Region SELPA District and School Board messages through link.
Joan Ralph, Behaviorist with the Alameda Unified School District, named East Bay Regional CAPTAIN Implementation Lead
Teaching students what to do instead of the challenging behavior and making sure there are supports in place for the new, appropriate behavior can lead to improvements.
During the month of April, Occupational Therapy Month recognizes all the benefits this specialized healthcare provides. They know the therapies to help improve weakened muscles and alternatives when others fail us. For every age and ability, occupational therapists provide care to improve the quality of life for each patient. Throughout the month, recognize an occupational therapist you know.