Office of
Special Programs

Spring Special Education Leadership Conference Agenda
April 23-25, 2012

Each director must have a laptop computer.  In addition, prepare and bring the following documents to be reviewed and applied during the financial workshops scheduled Tuesday, April 24:

  • A copy of the district FY 12 (2011-2012) project application
  • A copy of the special education budget spread sheet for FY 12 (2011-2012)
  • Passwords to the online plan and Annual Desk Audit (ADA)
  • A copy of the Chart of Accounts (or access to the School Finance website)
  • If possible, review with the district Treasurer or Financial Officer the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) information (which was emailed) and the MOE 2013 screens in the online plan for students with disabilities, and come with any questions
  • If possible, the FY 13 projected budget total state and local expenditures
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Spring Conference - Presentations

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Monday - April 23    

8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Pre-Conference Symposium
Support for Personalized Learning (SPL): An Overview

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Pat Homberg
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. WVDE OSP Updates



Enrolled House Bill 4260: The Autism Bill

Anne Lambright, Esq.

  Autism Academy Jo Donna Burdoff

Literacy Academy

Ellen Oderman


Math Academy

Mary Pat Farrell


Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Initiative

Kathy Knighton


Parent Educator Resource Center (PERC)

Betsy Peterson


Special Education Technology Integration Specialists (SE-TIS) and T1 Project (Teaching and Technology for the 1%)

Valerie Wilson

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.






WVDE OSP Updates

Policy 2419 Revisions

High Cost/High Acuity Applications

Deaf Child's Bill of Rights

Accessible Instructional Materials

American Sign Language (ASL)

Sandra McQuain

Deborah Ashwell

Annette Carey


4 p.m. - 5 p.m West Virginia Special Education Stakeholder Team (WVSEST)  

Tuesday - April 24

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Balancing the Scales: The National Perspective on Moving from Compliance to Performance Nancy O'Hara
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Update: Council of Exceptional Children (CEC)/Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Don Bucher

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Five Year Online Strategic Plan Making the Connections

Sandra McQuain and Lanai Jennings

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Medicaid Funding Vickie Mohnacky
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Proportionate Share for Students Parentally Placed in Private Schools Sandra McQuain
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Linking the Five Year Online Plan to the Special Education Budget

Janice Hay and Sandra McQuain

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Five Year Online Plan Compliances Sandra McQuain
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. WVCEC/CASE Meeting  

Wednesday - April 25


8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Keynote Address Jorea M. Marple, Ed.D
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Policy 4373: Expected Behaviors in Safe and Supportive Schools Don Chapman and Ann Lambright
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. IDEA Transition Requirements: WV Birth to Three (Part C) & BOEs Ginger Huffman and Pam Rousch
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Closing Pat Homberg
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Post-Conference Symposium
Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Eligibility: Connecting SPL to SLD

Pat Homberg, Susan Beck, Allen Sexton and Ellen Oderman

2011 Fall Conference materials

2011 Spring Conference materials