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Special ed review findings

September 16, 1998

Among the findings in a review of Berkeley CountySchools' special education department by the West Virginia Department of Education were:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Six substitutes who weren't certified speech/language pathologists were working with students.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Members of the Individualized Educational Plan Committee did not have a clear understanding of the process of developing a student's plan.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Thirty-seven students' IEPs failed to document why the regular education program couldn't meet the students' needs.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> A classroom for autistic and learning-disabled students at Hedgesville Middle School was placed in an area other students had to go through to get to their classrooms.

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Musselman Middle School students were getting speech therapy services behind portable wooden screens in a hallway.




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