SPECIAL EDUCATION FACILITATOR (Early Childhood)
Lawrence Public Schools USD 497 • www.usd497.org/
Special Education Facilitator; Early Childhood
Reports to: Early Childhood Principal
The goal of the Special Education Facilitator is to promote and support professional adherence to the legal requirements of state and federal regulations (Part B and Part C); to protect the procedural safeguards of students and their parents; to provide technical assistance to teachers and administrators regarding special education issues and concerns; and to assist with communication regarding special education topics. The Facilitator understands state standards, program assurances, and promotes evidence- based practices in the Least Restrictive Environment and/or Natural Environment. The facilitator provides direct support to the district Early Childhood Programs with ongoing development to ensure professional adherence to the legal requirements of state and federal regulations as well as grants.
Essential Skills and Abilities:
The tasks listed in this position description are subject to change at the discretion of the superintendent. The incumbent is expected to take on other duties as requested or assigned by his/her supervisor.
Terms of Employment and Evaluation as outlined in Board Policy.
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Salary Range: $42,583.00 - $66,633.00 / Per Year Shift Type: Full-Time
Lawrence Public Schools, USD 497, is a learning community committed to ensuring educational equity and excellence so that students of all races backgrounds achieve at high levels and graduate prepared for success in college, careers and life in a diverse and rapidly changing world.
Lawrence Public Schools serve approximately 11,000 students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in Lawrence, Kansas. Located on Interstate 70, about half-way between Topeka and Kansas City, Lawrence is an academic community, home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Our district is the seventh-largest in Kansas and with nearly 1,700 employees, one of the city`s largest employers.
Twenty-one school campuses include a pre-K program,14 elementary schools (grades K-5), four middle schools (grades 6-8), two comprehensive high schools(grades 9-12), a K-8 virtual school and a virtual high school (grades 9-11). Lawrence Public Schools offer a Parents as Teachers program for families of children from birth to age three; adult basic education, English as a Second Language courses and G.E.D. study and testing through an Adult Learning Center; and the opportunity for adults to earn a diploma through the Lawrence Diploma-Completion Program.