05-22-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #33


Title
"Expanding Expression" Training and Presentation to District Speech/Language Pathologists and Private Schools

Discussion

On June 13, 2012 Sara Smith will present "The Expanding Expression Tool" training for 100 Private School Teachers and Public School Speech-Language Pathologists who serve students with disabilities.

"The Expanding Expression Tool" (EET) kit is a multi-sensory tool for improved oral and written expression and comprehension across the curriculum.  This program targets the way students organize multiple areas of language using three basic learning styles:  auditory, visual and kinesthetic.  Participants will learn how to collect baseline data and monitor progress using the program. 

The $26,580.10 cost for the training includes a $3,000 training fee based on 100 participants, $680.10 of associated travel costs and $22,900 for 100 Expanding Expression kits.  Funding will be provided by ESE Program Support and shared between Proportionate Share Funds and IDEA.



Recommendation

Approve the Contracted Services Agreement with Expanding Expression to provide training to private and public school staff who serve students with disabilities.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/8/2012
Consent after Information5/22/2012

Authority for Action
IDEA Pt. B, Individuals with Disabilities Act

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
2012$17,175.00Yes42292804120145200511000
2012$1,500.00Yes42292804120146400312000
2012$5,725.00Yes42292804120155200511000
2012$1,500.00Yes42292804120156400312000
2012$680.10Yes42292804120156400312000

Contact
Sue Carver, Director, ESE Program Support, x520


Attachment:  ExpandingExpression2012.pdf