Accommodations are changes in how a student gains access to information and demonstrates his/her learning. Such changes are made to provide a student with equal access to learning along with an equal opportunity to be able to show what he/she knows or can do. Accommodations do NOT change the instructional level, content, or performance criteria. (These latter changes are called modifications.)
Principal and administrators: Provide articulation and modeling of vision and principles (for district and specific school), supervision and evaluation of staff, fostering of accommodation philosophy, facilitating staff, collaboration and communication.
Library Support Staff: Available for consultation with teachers to determine resources for content specific materials, support for enrichment, and research.
METCO Coordinator: Offers support and communicates with school and home.
Technology Support Specialist: Supports both staff and students with hardware and software options/training.
Occupational Therapists/Physical Therapists/Speech-Language Pathologists: Provide consultation to regular education staff. May conduct classroom observations of students for the purpose of informal screening(s), consulting capacity.
School Psychologist: Provides teacher consultation, referrals, and evaluations.
Adjustment Counselors: Serve as liaisons between home, school, local social service agencies; provides parent/guardian and teacher support and consultation; small group facilitation.
Board Certified Behaviorist Analyst (BCBA): Provides behavioral interventions with students and management strategy support for teachers.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment: Provides supervision and development of learning and instruction as well as the professional learning and development of all staff and mentoring of new staff; responsible for academic grants.
Director of Student Services: Provides leadership for all special education and non-traditional student needs; responsible for special education grants and out-of-district responsibilities.
Nurses: Offer consultation to staff, training of personnel to enhance awareness of what to watch for in psychopharmacological effects and practice of universal precautions in student injury situations, direct service to individual students and staff, vision and hearing screening, serves on Student Support Teams, as needed.
Paraprofessional: Assists teachers by performing a variety of tasks that promote student learning and well being. Duties involve working with students individually and in small groups assessing performance, reinforcing instruction, motivating learning, assisting with classroom management, clerical, and other non-instructional work.