|May 26, 2011|
|3:00 pm||to||6:00 pm|
A Task Force has been organized to study Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. They are asking for public input at a meeting on:
May 26th from 3:00-6:00pm
DSBVI (Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired)
250 North 1950 West, Suite B
Salt Lake City, UT
Please consider the following questions and plan to attend to have your voice heard.
1. Is the role of USDB to provide direct services to students with sensory impairments or to provide support for others who in turn provide direct services?
a. Which of these services is most important to students in Utah?
b. What should the relationship be between USDB and school districts and charter schools?
c. Are students’ best served in USDB classrooms or district and charter classrooms with USDB support?
2. USDB is a “quasi-governmental agency” with ultimate responsibility and accountability to the Utah State Board of Education.
a. Who should ultimately be responsible for USDB students?
b. Who is responsible for USDB concerns and is there a better process for resolving USBD concerns?
c. Where should the “buck stop” for USDB?
3. Is the current administrative structure of USDB meeting the needs of USDB students and employees?
a. Is there a more efficient administrative structure?
b. Is there a more effective administrative structure?
c. What do you believe is the best administrative structure for USDB?
If you are unable to attend, please email the task force members with your answers.
Members are (from Utah State Board of Education):
Mrs. Leslie Castle email@example.com
Mr. Joel Coleman firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Tami Pyfer Tami.email@example.com
Mrs. Dixie Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
Legislative members are:
Representative Jennifer Seeling email@example.com
Representative Steve Handy firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Todd Hauber and Dr. Menlove are staffing the task force.