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General Description:
The special education coordinator is responsible for ensuring that students with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in accordance with state and federal rules and regulations in his/her assigned schools. 206 work days at the elementary and junior high level and 216 days at the high school level.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Administers the special education program in each assigned school.
  2. Promote the school improvement process for students with disabilities.
  3. Ensures a viable curriculum for students with disabilities in their least restrictive environment.
  4. Recruits, interviews, supervises and evaluates special education staff per building principals direction.
  5. Ensures appropriate testing and data analysis of students with disabilities.
  6. Plans, support and may provide appropriate professional development for special education staff.
  7. Assists with the Master Schedule as it applies to students with disabilities.
  8. Ensures appropriate formative and summative assessments for students with disabilities.
  9. Promotes communication and collaboration between general and special education staff.
  10. Promotes communication with parents and families.
  11. Provides ongoing parent information/education to foster positive collaborative relationships.
  12. Ensures access to the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities.
  13. Ensures the implementation of MTSS for all students along with building administration.
  14. Schedules, chairs, and leads domains meetings, eligibility meetings, and IEP meetings and the compilation of documentation for student records.
  15. Ensures general and special education staff members are aware of special education rules and regulations and adhere to them.
  16. Works cooperatively with staff to accomplish student IEP goals.
  17. Consults with parents, teachers, and other appropriate staff regarding student performance in the classroom or at home.
  18. Provides technical supervision to staff with similar licensure.
  19. Participates in scheduled training in special education rules and regulations.
  20. Participates in activities that promote their own professional development.
  21. Supports and implements district policies and procedures, regulations, and administrative directives.
  22. Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education.
  23. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education and/or Building Administration.

Reports to:
Building Principals and Director/Assistant Director(s) of Special Education


Professional Educator License with General Administrative Endorsement or Teacher Leader Endorsement or Director of Special Education endorsement AND School Social Worker, School Psychologist or Speech Pathologist or Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS1) endorsement.


The recommended candidate for this position will receive a regionally competitive starting salary depending on educational background and experience. A comprehensive benefits package including Board-paid TRS and THIS contributions, and 80% district-paid medical (including 100% reimbursement for non-emergency care at Rush affiliated providers on our PPO & HCA plans) and dental insurance.

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