Portland Public Schools

Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000


March 2015

Transfer of rights
Transition assessments and post-secondary goals
Progress Monitoring for SLD students
Whether a student may have an IEP and a 504 plan
Assessing and serving private school students
Accommodations and modifications – a comparison

January 2015

Special Education Procedures Manual Updated
BSC/SIT team Refresher
State Assessment Updates: Smarter Balanced & ELPA
Section 504 Evaluation Guidelines

April 2014

12 Tips for Facilitating an Effective IEP Meeting
Surrogate Parents: A Crash Course
Q & A: Annual IEP meetings – what to do when both scheduling options are problematic
Tips for IEP meetings with Parents in Conflict (with each other)
Bits and Pieces: Modified diplomas and federal financial aid; new PPS special education website; ELPA and parent-district agreement
Comparison of Parent Rights: Gen ed, special ed and 504 students

March 2014

Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Support Plans - updated Q&A, new website; Procedural Compliance - March prize winners; Last chance Nuts and Bolts - April 23; Back page comparison - Exclusionary discipline

February 2014

English Language Learners with Disabilities; ELPA accommodations; IEP Service Summary Page; Comparison Chart: Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations, Modifications

January 2014

A few reminders for the new year; PSW manual posted; Forest Grove due process hearing – lessons learned; 504 and IEP? Gender-specific bus driver requests; verify primary disability; comparison chart – IEP, service plan, 504 plan

December 2013

Transition reminders; procedures for move-in students; email etiquette; consent for evaluation – get it in writing! Evaluation timelines & evaluation FAQ

November 2013

Most common procedural errors; Tool for calculating extent of removal; IRT; Progress Monitoring & SLD Eligibility