Director of Special Education

Allegan Area Schools Application Consortium Allegan, MI
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Collaborates with building principals and special education teachers for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and programs. Manages school special education programs while maintaining fiscal efficiency.

* Supervise district special education staff, for the purpose of delivering the following service: speech/language therapy; occupational therapy; physical therapy; and social work.

* Develops proposals, new programs, budgets and grants for the purpose of meeting District goals.

* Evaluates District and school Special Education programs and monitors the implementation of special education and compliance with regulations in buildings.

* Facilitates meetings and processes, for the purpose of implementing and maintaining Special Education programs and services of the district.

* Implements assigned programs and/or projects for the purpose of conforming to district and state curriculum and/or instructional objectives.

* Manages fiscal resources from the General Fund and special education grants, prepares budgets and directs spending, and monitors maintenance of effort, for the purpose of fiscal efficiency in providing required services.

* Prepares documentation and reports data to the Michigan Department of Education for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and complying with Federal and State regulations.

* Communicates information on programs, services, and regulations to school personnel, parents, the Board and other districts for the purpose of understanding of the programs.

* Serves as the District Representative for IEP meetings when resources beyond school budgets may be considered for the purpose of efficiently managing fiscal resources while meeting special education regulations.

* Coordinates with outside agencies to provide services to students and staff, for the purpose of offering appropriate services.

* Directs the Medicaid Administrative Claiming process and direct billing of Medicaid-eligible special education services provided by the district, for the purpose of gaining fiscal resources.

* Supervises the training of special education instructional assistants for the purpose of assuring well-trained personnel.

* Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding developing special education issues, changes in the laws and case law, and educational methods of educating students with disabilities, for the purpose of managing an excellent special education program

* Directs the development and implementation of all 504s including yearly review meetings

* Serves as the District's Homeless Liaison

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