Monday, September 20, 2010

Learn about the Results of the Special Education Audit

Learn about the Results of the Special Education Audit
SFUSD commissioned a third party audit to do a comprehensive
review of the district's Special Education services.

The report will be shared with the public at 3 meetings next
week. More meetings will be held in October and beyond to
discuss the report and the future of Special Education services.
Join us at a meeting to learn more.

Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting
Auditors present findings to the Board of Education.
Tuesday, September 21 at 6pm
Board Meeting Room / 555 Franklin Street
Interpretation provided.

Community Presentation from the Auditor
Auditors, Deputy Superintendent Richard Carranza and Assistant Superintendent of Special
Education Services Cecelia Dodge will be present to answer questions about the report.
Wednesday, September 22 at 6pm
Horace Mann MS / 3351 23rd St.
Parking on site. Interpretation provided.
Child care provided, reserve by Sept. 20, email
For special accommodations, please contact

Community Advisory Committee for Special Education
Board of Education Commissioner Rachel Norton and Assistant Superintendent of Special
Education Services Cecelia Dodge will discuss the report with members of the CAC.
Thursday, September 23 at 7pm
Support for Families / 1663 Mission St, 7th floor
Call 282-7494 at least one week in advance to reserve childcare.


  1. I was out of town last week and am dying to know any thoughts on what happened - did any parents go and could anyone weigh in? Thank you for any help you could give me. If it's easier to call, I can post my number.

  2. Here is a truly bizarre statement from Rachel Norton in her most recent blog post regarding the SPED audit:

    "I also believe that district leadership (our new Assistant Superintendent Cecelia Dodge and her boss, Deputy Superintendent Richard Carranza) are fired up and willing to make real, sustained changes in the way our district serves students with disabilities, but what I believe doesn’t matter in the end. What will matter is whether Ms. Dodge and Mr. Carranza can make change happen at the school I visited today — so that the children who are currently enrolled in that school’s special day classes can realize their potential and receive the eduation they deserve..."

    Now isn't she a commissioner? If it doesn't matter what she believes, and that of course directly affects what she is willing to vote for, then what is the purpose of the Board of Education? If the administration serves at the pleasure of the Board then it goes without saying that it matters very much what the commissioners think. The question is how much thinking is going on versus aquiescence?

  3. Abusive tirades from an idiot psycho.