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SPED Funding: Master Class
Pre-Session Orientation: Strategize

An LEA's budget is an expression of its priorities through which funding allocations provide for educational opportunities at times equitable, and unfortunately, at times not.  As schools adapt to Results Driven Accountability (RDA) and the Effectiveness Phase of Education, resource allocation must be carefully calculated to capitalize on all possibilities. Utilizing a strategic approach for sped resource allocation that encompasses the synthesis and analysis of financial and programmatic data while maximizing the use of all available revenue sources enables optimal utilization of sped funding in the development of a special education budget reasonably calculated to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and ever-improving programs and services.

SPED Funding: Master Class is a multi-session professional learning series that blends virtual sessions with extended learning opportunities for Special Education Directors. The Master Class Series is divided into five virtual sessions scheduled monthly throughout the semester. Each session is sequenced and aligned in application and theory to corresponding transactional phases that combine with a comprehensive budgeting process. While Master Class is not intended to provide participants with answers to every possible sped funding or budgeting question, it will illuminate a process by which to leverage data, resources, and relationships for increased operational efficiencies in the search for system-wide solutions. 


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Strategize: Preparatory Planning Process
Pre-planning eliminates tendencies towards bias allowing time and process for illumination of blind spots and global insights. In this Pre-Session Zoom, we will review course content, Canvas Platform, and extended learning opportunities in preparation for our first three hour virtual session.

Do not miss the opportunity to be part of this innovative Blended Learning PD at Region 12. Participants will receive 2 hours of credit for this session. A portion of the session will be held via Zoom and a portion will occur as an outside learning experience.
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Credits Available:
(2) CPE
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Contact Person:
John Bullion
John Bullion
Date Time Location
1/7/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Online Location

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212