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Special Education Forum to be Held February 19

Greetings Ball-Chatham Parent/Guardian(s),


I want to invite you to our public meeting taking place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 19th at Chatham Elementary School.


The topic of the evening’s discussion will center on HB3586 that took affect this school year. You may recall that HB3586 requires school districts to utilize RtI, or other multi-tiered systems of support as part of an evaluation procedure to determine if a child is eligible for special education services. The bill also provides that the parent or guardian of a student must be involved in the data sharing and decision-making processes of support. We will talk in detail about what the bill is, how it impacts our services, and what it means for future school years to come.


In addition, please come prepared to share your thoughts, concerns, ideas, and suggestions in regard to the District’s special education services and programming. I’m interested in listening to any and all feedback.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your special education administrator, or me. I can be reached at (217) 483-6704.


I hope to see you there!


Maggie Kuykendall

Director of Special Education

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