The Special Education-Technical Assistance Support Center (SE-TASC) at Orange Ulster BOCES is located at the Goshen Amy Bull Crist Campus, 53 Gibson Road, Goshen, NY 10924.
SE-TASC is a New York State Education Department/VESID network of trained educators that will provide targeted technical assistance to school districts determined through the State Performance Plan Accountability System as at risk, in need of assistance, or intervention. SE-TASC Services are part of a coordinated system of support in the Mid-Hudson Region for Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties that include:
Local Special Education School Improvement Specialists in each BOCES
Regional Coordinator and Regional Team of Specialists
Regional Special Education Training
Bilingual Special Education
Approved Private School Provider
The purpose of the SE-SIS at Orange-Ulster BOCES will be to work closely with the targeted districts as identified through a VESID regional planning process. The role of the SE-TASC is to build the capacity of school districts and educators to support the achievement of students with disabilities. The School Improvement Specialists will focus their work with Orange County school districts to improve instructional practices primarily in the areas of literacy, positive behavioral supports, and special education services for students with disabilities.
THE SE-SIS CAN OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
Conduct an analysis of data with the district relating to results for student with disabilities
Conduct an analysis and review of instructional practices using the Quality Indicator Review and Resource Guides
Develop upfront agreements with districts/schools
Provide Staff Development and Resources to improve instructional programs and practices on topics related to Students with Disabilities
Facilitate the development, implementation and revisions of a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) to ensure systemic change
Assure systems of progress monitoring are established , implemented, and analyzed