San Juan School District

Where in the World is the Tonsk Report?

What is the location and the theme of the April Tonsk Report?

Be the first to watch the Tonsk Report and correctly identify the location and theme of the Tonsk Report and win the prize!

Winner: Mark Burge – Blanding Elementary School Principal!
Theme: Anita Archerisms: Be Perky Not Pokey | Avoid the Void or They Will Fill It | I Do It, We Do it, You Do It | Don’t Commit Assumacide | Walk Around, Look Around, Talk Around | Explicit Instruction is Systematic, Relentless, and Engaging | How Well We Teach Equals How Well They Learn.
Location: Looking up at Locomotive Rock (Stagecoach Rock) in Bluff, Utah.
Special Message: South Carolina won the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament.  North Carolina won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

 

Special Education Employee of the Month

Melanie Sisco is our Special Education Employee of the Month for April 2017.

Melanie is a Special Education Paraeducator at Monument Valley High School. Congratulations to Melanie for all her hard work. Enjoy your parking spot while it lasts!

Special Education Tip of the Month – A Word to the Wise

In light of the recent SCOTUS decision, cutting and pasting from one IEP to the next IEP seems to be poor practice so please refrain from cutting and pasting PLAAFPs, Annual Goals, Short-Term Objectives, Special Education Services, and Related Services from one IEP to the next.

Special Education Trivia

April Question: What long standing IEP standard was recently overturned by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and who were the plaintiffs in the case?
  • Answer: The standard set in the Rowley case that the benefit to a student with disabilities only had to be de minimus was overturned by the SCOTUS in the case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.  The plaintiffs were actually the parents of Endrew F. as he is too young to have legal standing.
  • And the winner is Roy Greenland, yet again, from Navajo Mountain High School!

This is our ongoing game.  If you know the answer to the trivia question, please respond to me via email at adone@sjsd.org.  The first person to respond with the correct answer will receive the prize.  The monthly trivia question may pertain to anything.