Report to the Creswell School Board – March 2004


Special Education: 


I have attended several out of district IEP (Individual Education Plan) meetings.

All students are progressing well in their current placements. One student will complete his education in June 05.


There was a Special Education Directors’ meeting at the Lane ESD on March 1. Topics included: Student Documentation Day (testing for students in sped who intend to enroll at LCC), Resolution Program Service Levels for 04-05, and the Pacific University program (for district employees to obtain sped licensure). Thirty-one individuals attended a Pacific University informational session last week.


No Child Left Behind Act:


We submitted a grant under Title II D (Educational Technology) to provide Creslane and Creswell Middle School teachers with a yearlong program of intensive staff development focused on the integration of handheld technology and virtual manipulatives into math instruction.  A tremendous thank-you to Lynn Lary, Lane ESD, who was the author of this proposal. We should hear about funding  before Spring vacation. Keep your fingers crossed.


I met with Connie de Yeo, OSEA representative concerning observations needed to complete the requirements for highly qualified educational assistant under Title I. Sandy Scaife is facilitating this process for our district.


Our prevention team met on March 2, to review the Requirements for District Safety, Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug and Violence Prevention Plans. We discussed an instrument for collecting the information. This data collection instrument was designed by ODE and the Lane ESD (prevention team). Karen Likens, our ESD alcohol grant contact offered to organize this daunting task.


Safe Schools Grant:


On February 27, the Safe Schools Grant advisory board met to review grant requirements. Discussion focused on alternative education and mental health services. I did  learn that the ESD intends to move the Creswell Alternative program from CHS to CMS. They believe that the middle school program will match the intended use of funds under this grant more than the high school program was able to achieve. Shirley Burrus, Ken Donner and I will meet with Katherine Henderson on March 30 to plan for next year.


Respectfully submitted,



Ellen Adler,  Director of Special Education/NCLB