Employee Handbook 2021-2022
- Special education classroom teachers in the following areas shall not be required to complete more than the maximum number of Individual Educational Program (IEP) evaluations per school year as set out below:
An IEP evaluation shall include those individuals who are appointed to an IEP team for one (1) or more of the following purposes: IEP Evaluation Team Chairperson, IEP Team participant conducting new testing and/or data collection and submitting a summary of finding report, IEP Evaluation Team participant reviewing existing data and sharing this information at IEP Team meeting.
Elementary and Middle School Special Education Teacher - Responsible for a maximum of five (5) IEP evaluations (re-evaluation and initial) for students at their school. Elementary and Middle School Special Education Teachers can be assigned a sixth IEP evaluation (re-evaluation and initial) for students at their school. In such instances, the teacher shall receive compensation at the extended contract rate at set forth in Section 4.a. below.
High School Special Education Teacher - Responsible for a maximum of seven (7) IEP evaluations (re-evaluation and initial) for students at their school.
Early Childhood - Responsible for only reevaluations for students assigned to them not to exceed six (6) evaluations.
Occupational and Physical Therapists - Responsible for all reevaluations for students assigned to them. May also be assigned initial evaluations of students enrolled in the therapist’s assigned schools and/or students whose home school is one of the therapist’s assigned schools up to a combined maximum (reevaluations and initial evaluations) of twenty-four (24) per year.
The maximum number of individual IEP evaluations shall be prorated for part-time staff in accordance with the limits set above.
The following professional disciplines or assigned positions shall be excluded from the maximum caps provided in paragraph 2 above:
Chapter 1 Teachers
Early Childhood (other than above)
English as a Second Language
Low Incidence (VI, HI, OI) Itinerant
Minority Student Coordinator
Program Support Teachers
Speech and Language Therapists
IEP evaluations which exceed the maximums set out shall be completed as follows:
First, when requested, the classroom teacher may volunteer to complete evaluations over the maximum. Said teacher shall be compensated at the extended contract rate for actual hours worked. The teacher is not required to complete any IEP initial or reevaluation above the maximum.
Second, program support staff will complete IEP evaluations up to a maximum number as assigned by the District. IEP Team meetings shall be scheduled at the mutual agreement of all participants. IEP evaluations and re-evaluations will not be scheduled after the contract day unless all affected teachers so agree. T Teachers who meet under such circumstances shall be compensated at the extended contract rate. Meetings, not less than biweekly, will occur between each program support staff member and their respective administrator. Said meetings will be for the purpose of reviewing and monitoring the work load of the program s support staff member to ensure that the work load is not unreasonable.
Third, current substitute and/or part-time qualified special education teachers will be hired at times determined by the District to work on IEP evaluations at the extended contract rate. Any additional time worked under this subsection shall not qualify an employee for any additional benefits.