Tokeneke SE Representatives

SE (Special Education)

TPTO Special Education Representatives are here to support our school community by helping examine opportunities for inclusion and provide support for parents of children with special needs. As a member of the Special Education Subcommittee, the representatives also help to identify any district level issues that may need to be escalated to CDSP, administration, and/or the Board of Education as guided by CDSP’s mission statement.

Demystifying Acronyms

To help you wade through the alphabet soup, SPED has compiled a list of frequently used special education-related acronyms and abbreviations.

 

Acronyms List

Getting Started

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Evaluation
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

PTO SPECIAL EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVES support the Tokeneke School community and are active member of the Council of Darien School Parentes (CDSP) Special Education Subcommittee. To support the Tokeneke school community, the representative acts as a resource to the Tokeneke Parent-Teacher Organization (TPTO) executive board on issues related to special education, helping them examine opportunities for inclusion, and provide support for parents of children with special needs. As a member of the Special Education Subcommittee, the representative helps to identify any district level issues that may need to be escalated to CDSP, administration, and/or the Board of Education (BOE) as guided by CDSP’s mission statement.  Each school has one or more representatives.

  • Provide monthly input to PTO Chairs regarding ongoing special education issues within the district. Method of providing input to be determined with PTO Chairs. (If written input is provided, copy in Special Education Subcommittee Chairperson.)
  • Evaluate PTO sponsored programming to identify opportunities to improve inclusion of all students. Work with relevant PTO Committee Chairs to build inclusion/community as directed by PTO Chairs.
  • Work with CDSP Special Education Subcommittee to identify common issues and share best practices at monthly meetings
  • Give any relevant feedback to CDSP Special Education Chairperson during the Board of Education budget process.
  • Work with SESS facilitators/administration to address building-level issues as appropriate and build community.
  • Attend SEPAC and Board of Education meetings as appropriate.

Contact a Special Education Representative