The Director shall plan, organize, control and direct the regionalized services to provide for the development and implementation of educational programs that prevent academic failure of students at risk; plan, organize and administer a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) in accordance with applicable laws and regulations: supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
Supervision Exercised and Received:
The Director of Special Education/SELPA reports directly to the Mono County Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent is responsible for working with the Director to establish evaluation standards and growth objectives for the Director and the County Office of Education.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Leadership and Management
Provides overall management direction in the planning of the Special Education Services program objectives and implementation of general guidelines for individuals responsible for special education and related psychological services.
Submits forms for funding and reimbursements, as well as respond to state and federal surveys and required data compilation reports.
Assists in the development and overall supervision of the program components of the budget.
Reviews program, budget and staffing plans to assure conformance with local, state and federal objectives.
Develops, implements and evaluates the policies and procedures related to Special Education Services.
Administers and implements Mono County Local Plan.
Develops and monitors regional interagency agreements.
Negotiates and implements contracts with Non-Public Schools and Agencies where appropriate.
Plans for the continuous evaluation and improvement of the curriculum and instructional program services provided by Special Education.
Supervises the Special Education Self Review (SESR) process related to Special Education.
Supervises Community Advisory Committee activities with parent groups, and provides recommendations for membership.
Represents and/or advises the District in mediation/due process hearings, complaints and 504 investigations. Statewide liaison with the California Department of Education and professional organizations.
Develops the Annual Service Plan for approval by the MCOE Superintendent and the School Board.
Prepares and submits required SELPA reports to the State Department of Education.
Regularly meets with staff to share new policies, procedures and other relevant issues.
Personnel Administration and Management
Works with the Personnel Office to organize the screening and selection process for certificated and classified personnel.
Supervises and delegates responsibilities for the evaluation of employees, per contract. Directly evaluates performance of Program Specialists/Regionalized Services and teaching staff.
Serves as a member of Mono County Office of Education leadership team.
Public Relations and Communications
Compiles and disseminates information on all programs to parents, public and private agencies as needed.
Is highly visible throughout the educational community in Mono County.
Keeps the Mono County Office of Education Superintendent informed and up-to-date on respective county matters.
Provides effective communication with all staff members as well as district administrators in regard to role/responsibilities in Special Education.
Assumes ongoing liaison responsibilities between California Children’s Services, Mono County Behavioral Health, Mono County Social Services, Mono County Public Health Department, Mono County Probation, Department of Rehabilitation, Kern Regional Center, Head Start, and other appropriate agencies.
Planning, organization and direction of Special Education programs.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to Special Education and general education and other assigned areas.
Policies, goals and objectives of the Special Education program.
Policies and objectives of SELPA programs and activities.
State, local and regional resources.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Interagency requirements and regulations.
Screening and interviewing processes/procedures.
Plan, organize and administer a SELPA program in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Supervise the performance of assigned personnel.
Relate effectively with a wide variety of professional staff members and community people.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
Any combination equivalent to: Five years experience in a special education environment including two years in an administrative capacity.
Education and Experience:
General Administration, Standard Administration or Administrative Services Credential with appropriate basic credentials.
About Mono County Office of Education
Mono County Office of Education is committed to serving students, schools, and communities by providing and supporting exemplary educational programs in a professional and fiscally-sound manner in order to foster healthy and productive individuals.