IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE F.A.C.T.S. Program COMMUNITY
THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE
I appreciate the teachers. I appreciate how caring they are. –
District partners –
Different departments and schools are working with us to increase vocational experiences for our students. This is working really well and one student actually applied and obtained employment in the district. This is a great asset to our program and to our district.
Teacher communicates via email regularly and clearly. –
My student is non-verbal, so knowing what is happening at school is very important. Both when things are going well, and when there are problems or “hiccups”. Helps family and school work in tangent, and move forward together in the same direction.
When a problem is identified, it is communicated and addressed quickly. –
This averts unnecessary escalation of a small problem into a big problem. Again, working together with the family can help to address the problem consistently in all environments.
FACTS is providing my student with novel experiences, & keeping her engaged –
In SpEd, boredom often leads to disruptive behaviors. But “setting the bar” too high can also lead to unwelcome behaviors. FACTS teachers seem to do a good job of finding the middle ground for most students.
F.A.C.T.S. programm is very important for spetial need kids becowse they –
can develop their knowledge and how to become independent. It is important for me that he learn how to work and communicate with teachers and peers.
Que los maestros estén capacitados y muestren interes en los estudiantes (That teachers are capable/trained and show interest in the students) –
apoyandolos en lo que mas puedan para su futuro. (supporting them for their future as much as they can.)
Program structure is not meeting the needs of all students –
Our program has grown and we serve students with more and different needs than in previous years. We need to adapt our program to be sure that we meet the needs of all students
Aide staff may not always report what is happening “in the community” –
It seems like the aides with small groups have a lot of responsibility to do the actual teaching of skills to the students, when out in the community. The aides may not have the necessary background or training to maximize opportunities for learning, or know what to do when something goes wrong.
Lack of a Parent Organization, or way for parents to connect –
Parents are told they are each others’ greatest resource, yet we have no way of knowing who the other parents/families are, nor do we have a way to contact them or connect. BTSN was a good start, but can we consider a voluntary roster of parents/families?
OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED
I am grateful for the FACTS program opportunities. But I hope for more. –
It is a good school and I am glad to hear it is growing and improving. –
Thank you so much for everythink, and I want to say that it is best –
program for special need children to help them to become independent.
LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION
Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.