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Special Ed Staff Newsletter August 2022

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a fabulous, relaxing summer! We are looking forward to a great school year with many opportunities for our students to engage in learning. There are several professional development offerings throughout the school year as well as collaboration time with your colleagues. Additionally, there will be trainings from our partners at F3, NCCSE, and AEFCT that will address legal compliance, behavior interventions and disproportionality. We appreciate all of you and are looking forward to an awesome year ahead.

Nereida Gutierrez

Director, Special Education

ESY 2022 Highlights

August Professional Development Days


  • 8/9/22 (optional, paid) 8am - 12pm - Welcome Back PD & Collaboration (Sign up in Vector)
  • 8/11/22, 8/12/22 - District PD Days at your individual sites

Classified District PD Days (8/12 & 8/15):

Please log in to Vector to see all available events for the 2 PD days

  • 8/12/22 (8am - 12pm) - PD in person at your site
  • 8/12/22 (12:30 - 2:30) - PD via zoom at your site (sign up in Vector)

  • 8/15/22 (8am - 2:30pm) - PD via zoom at your site (sign up in Vector)

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Classified Only - August CPI Opportunities

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CPI Opportunities (Space is very limited):


  • 8/10/22 & 8/15/22 (8am - 3:00pm) - CPI (MultiLingual Center, Room F)
  • 8/10 Only - 6hrs. paid at your hourly rate


  • 8/12/22 (12:30 - 4:30) & 8/15/22 (8 - 4:30)
  • 8/12/22 & 8/15/22 - 2 hrs. paid 2:30 - 4:30

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CPI Saturdays in September and October

We are pleased to announce that we are offering CPI certification in VUSD on 2 Saturdays in September (9/10 & 9/17) and 2 Saturdays in October (tentative 10/8 & 10/15). These sessions will be limited to 20 people. Please sign up in Vector.

Special Education Department Staff

Over the summer, there have been a few changes to our department. We are currently looking to fill 2 Special Education Supervisor positions. Additionally, we are searching for a new special education administrative assistant. Please be patient with us as we navigate through these changes.

If you are interested or know of anyone who would like to apply for the supervisor position, please use this link:

Ed Join Special Education Supervisor

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Special Education Transportation

Just a reminder that special education transportation is a service in which students must meet eligibility criteria through their IEP. Not all special education students qualify for special education transportation. Please be sure to discuss transportation eligibility at annuals and tris and document it in the notes, especially for our mild/mod students. Students attending their home schools typically do not qualify for transportation unless the IEP team feels it's appropriate for the student to access their special education services.

For students that do qualify for transportation, if parents have questions about special education bus routes and pick up/drop off times, please refer them to the transportation department.

Thank you!

NCCSE Professional Development



Please note: you must get approval from your site administrator to attend any out of district trainings using the following form:

Out of District Travel Form (FYI: this document is housed in your Cloud Connect under "Forms")

Certificated: If you require a sub, please contact your site office manager for a school business sub. (Due to the shortage of subs, there is no guarantee that a sub will be available. Also, no school business subs are approved on Mondays and Fridays)

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