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Carver Public Schools to receive Tiered Focused Monitoring Review

Written by Mamie M. Arndt

CARVER — During the week of March 1, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Carver Public Schools. 

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 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 on-site 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 on-site review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council. Other on-site activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators, reviews of student records and onsite observations. 

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Mamie M. Arndt