LRP Media Group, a recognized leader in the special education publishing industry, has released No Substitute for FAPE: Administrator’s Guide to Training and Preparing Special Education Substitute Teachers.
The 2022 guide, which is chock full of sample forms, tools, charts, checklists, and easy-to-implement best practices, dives into the administrator’s responsibilities in assigning a substitute to a special education classroom. It answers administrators’ questions about hiring, retaining, training, assigning, and supervising substitute staff and addresses considerations specific to substitute teachers of students with disabilities.
Using case law and hypothetical scenarios, the guide illustrates a school district’s legal obligations and consequences for failing to fulfill them.
Having this resource at your fingertips will ensure that special education services and supports are seamlessly provided during teacher absences. It covers topics including how to:
- Hire qualified and credentialed substitute staff
- Adequately train substitutes to implement special education services and supports
- Prepare substitute staff for behavior, discipline, and safety incidents that might arise in the special education classroom
- Determine whether the special education teacher has adequately prepared for a substitute
The guide is chock full of sample forms, tools, charts, checklists, and easy-to-implement best practices to guide the administrator through the process.
“This is a much-needed resource to guide administrators on hiring, preparing, and training substitutes for the special education classroom,” said author and LRP Legal Editor Kelli Dreier, Esq. “What sets this guide apart from others is that it specifically addresses substitutes teaching students with disabilities and how their role differs from a substitute covering a general education classroom.”
No Substitute for FAPE: Administrator’s Guide to Training and Preparing Special Education Substitute Teachers is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.
LRP is the parent company of District Administration.
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