SPECIAL EDUCATION STAFF
Special Education staff representation on the Dual Immersion (DI) Leadership Team is also important.
- Students in DI programs may require Special Education support and services, so understanding the DI program well and having a voice in the decisions that may affect the support and delivery of Special Education services will be beneficial for all.
- The identification and assignment of Special Education staff that are bilingual to the site(s) with the DI program should be discussed.
- The Special Education staff’s expertise in assessment may also prove to be valuable when making decisions about the language assessment that will be used in the DI program.
Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education: Strand 7, Support and Resources, Principle 1