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District Special Education Program Acknowledged For Meeting Annual Performance Requirements

The Plainville Community Schools Special Education Program was one of 150 programs statewide to meet the State of Connecticut's 2008-2009 Annual Performance Requirements, according to a letter sent to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Binkowski, from Commissioner of Education, Mark K. McQuillan.

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) 2004, each state must have in place a performance plan that evaluates the state’s efforts to implement the intent and requirements of the law. Connecticut's State Performance Plan (SPP) is a six year plan that describes the state's performance on 20 indicators relative to special education. States must also report annually to the public on the performance of each district in relation to the targets in the State Performance Plan. The data is reviewed and each district is assigned to one of four categories including: Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention, and Needs Substantial Intervention, with Plainville achieving the Meets Requirement status. Current determinations are based on districts' 2008-09 data.

"I am pleased with this determination that reflects the hard work and dedication of the entire Special Education Department. We look forward to continued success," noted Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, Maureen Schiffer.

"This acknowledgment is a testament to the high caliber of special education programming in our school district. I am proud of the leadership of Ms. Schiffer and Ms. Walsh, as we recognize this significant accomplishment," said Superintendent Binkowski.

-Posted on June 24, 2010 at 12:05 PM

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