Special Education Mission & Vision
The mission of the GVCS Special Education Department is to provide individualized instruction in a student’s least restrictive learning environment. Students will be prepared to become productive citizens and lifelong learners through collaboratively working with parents/guardians, educators, and the community.
The vision is to ensure that students with disabilities are challenged to meet realistic expectations that prepare them for sustainable employment, further education, and training.
- Ensure that students with disabilities are provided access to the general education curriculum and extra-curricular activities in the regular education setting to the maximum extent possible with assistive supports to maintain the student in the least restrictive environment.
- Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations regarding students’ annual IEP reviews, reevaluation, and program updates.
- Using state and federal guidelines to maintain timely procedures for the identification processes for students suspected of having disabilities.
- Collect and analyze performance data in order to identify gaps in achievement by the district and school and pinpoint areas of strengths and areas of concern.
- Address student’s specific needs, which include academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional and progress-monitor on a consistent basis.
- Promote collaborative practices across educational settings between regular staff, special educators, and related service providers.
- Maintain a constant effort towards continued staff development on current educational trends and educational issues.
- Support and facilitate parent involvement/participation in the special education process.
- Ensure participation in and dissemination of information concerning the transition process for students with disabilities and their parents.
- Provide appropriate vocational services to students with disabilities.
- Incorporate a formative evaluation process to maintain continuous improvement.
- Collaborate with local, state, private, and community agencies to establish, implement, and maintain local interagency planning of programs for students with disabilities.