Training Opportunity: Re-enrollment and Section 504 – Beyond the Basics

Description:

The re-enrollment training is designed for anyone who is involved in the re-enrollment of students who leave the juvenile justice system and re-enroll into the public school system.  This could include special education directors, special education supervisors, guidance specialists, or other school personnel as deemed appropriate by the local school divisions.  A review of the re-enrollment regulations will be the primary focus of the training.  These regulations represent the structured procedures that will keep a youth from losing academic ground as they transition back into their community schools.  After a review of the regulatory requirements, there will also be a discussion of best practices relating to re-enrollment. 

The Section 504 training is designed for anyone who is involved in the identification of students who may be eligible for supports and services under Section 504 requirements; along with the development of appropriate 504 plans and their implementation.  This would include special education directors, special education supervisors, Section 504 coordinators, school nurse coordinators, guidance specialists, or other school personnel as deemed appropriate by the local school divisions.  Participants will receive information on how to develop, manage, and implement an effective Section 504 program through presentations on: (i) the Section 504 regulations; (ii) the correlation between Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and (iii) the impact of disability harassment and discrimination on a student’s access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

These trainings are designed for persons who are currently employed by local public schools and authorized by the division superintendent to represent the school division. Therefore, registration for the training is limited to current public school employees only.  No on-site registration will be accommodated.  All registrants will be required to present a school-issued identification card at the check-in desk upon arrival.  Individuals registered will not be permitted to send a substitute if they are unable to attend.  No audio or videotaping of the training sessions will be allowed.  The Virginia Department of Education reserves the right to cancel the registration of any person who does not meet the registration criteria.  The VDOE is also planning to conduct the Section 504 training for parents, advocates, and other community stakeholders, on a date yet to be determined to ensure that all personnel involved in the Section 504 process have the same information as will be provided through this training opportunity.

This is a free opportunity for all participants.  Participants are not required to attend both the re-enrollment and Section 504 trainings.  As such, to ensure adequate meeting space is available for both training events and that sufficient meals are available, we are requesting that anyone interested in attending these trainings, in whole or in part, preregister using the following Web link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/REEROLLMENT-504: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.. Lunch will be provided to all participants.  Lodging is limited and, as such, requests for lodging will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

September 19, 2018
  • Location: Holiday Inn Tanglewood, 4468 Starkey Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24018
  • Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Re-enrollment Training
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.   Section 504 Training
September 26, 2018
  • Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 4700 S. Laburnum, Richmond, Virginia 23231
  • Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Re-enrollment Training
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Section 504 Training

Date(s):


9/19/2018 9:00 AM - 9/19/2018 12:00 PM,
9/19/2018 1:00 PM - 9/19/2018 4:00 PM,
9/26/2018 9:00 AM - 9/26/2018 12:00 PM,
9/26/2018 1:00 PM - 9/26/2018 4:00 PM

Location(s):

September 19, 2018
Holiday Inn Tanglewood 
4468 Starkey Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
September 26, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton
4700 S. Laburnum
Richmond, Virginia 23231

Contact(s):

Hank Millward
(804) 371-0525
Hank.Millward@doe.virginia.gov

Tag(s):

High School Middle School Professional Development Professional Resources Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504)