Summary

Support Staff | District Office/District Wide | Available: TBD | Closing: open until filled

Description

Lakeville Area Schools (Independent School District No. 194) is a growing and award-winning school district located in the south metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. The district serves nearly 12,000 students in Lakeville, parts of Burnsville and Elko New Market, and portions of Eureka, Credit River and New Market Township. There are eight elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools, an Area Learning Center, an online K-12 school, early childhood programming, and lifelong learning opportunities through Lakeville Area Community Education. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities that ensure academic, social, civic and personal readiness for every student. Learn more at www.isd194.org. 
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Directs and coordinates activities related to area of assignment by performing the following duties. This is a 200 day a year position. 

WHAT YOU’LL LIKE ABOUT US:

  • Comprehensive and affordable benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • 403(b) Plan & matching
  • HRA
  • This is a 200 day a year position. 
  • Salary: $70,000 – $75,000 depending on qualifications

 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:

Due Process

  1. Collect evaluation data.
  2. Facilitate special education department meetings of all types.
  3. Review IEPs, as needed, for mentoring and coaching purposes, and to ensure compliance standards are met.
  4. Monitor due-process timelines for compliance.
  5. Oversee Due Process Clerk duties to provide guidance and monitor the collected data related to due process. 
  6. Oversee the maintenance of special education due process records and SpEd Forms reporting. 
  7. Act as administrative designee as necessary at IEP meetings. 
  8. Monitor and manage internal due process support system.

Transition Activities 

  1. Coordinate and attend transition meetings for special education changing grade levels. 
  2. Facilitate the transitions between settings II, III, and IV programs using district referral process, including serving as a representative for students placed at ISD 917. 
  3. Monitor special education transportation processes and procedures.
  4. Lead and facilitate the intake process of new students with IEPs: review records to determine appropriate services, assign students to IEP case managers and contact coordinator if other placements may be appropriate. 
  5. Monitor building special education budget and collect/review budget requests before submission.

Staff Support

  1. Liaison between special education staff and administration. Attend and actively participate in district level program planning as determined by the Director or Executive Director.
  2. Serve as a key contact for special education in the building.
  3. Coordinate implementation of beginning and end of school year processes and procedures.
  4. Facilitate the planning and implementation of service delivery model changes.
  5. Coordinate special education staff requests for due process substitutes and staff development.
  6. Coordinate state and district-wide testing for the Special Education Department.
  7. Coordinate with building administration regarding special education disciplinary issues.
  8. Access resources and materials for department and general education teachers.
  9. Oversee all resource department orders for curriculum and materials.
  10. Disseminate information to teachers.
  11. Ensure adherence to district due process guidance and procedures.
  12. Assist building leadership with master scheduling in relationship to IEP direct service needs.
  13. This position has scheduling and monitoring responsibility for paraprofessionals assigned to the department. 
  14. Additional duties as assigned.

For full description see attached job description.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  1. Valid and current Minnesota state teacher’s license in the area of special education. Working towards a Special Education Director or other administrator license is preferred.
  2. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; required course work in education.
  3. Minimum five years’ experience in the Special Education teaching field.
  4. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and due process requirements relating to special education.

 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

Apply online at https://isd194.org/employment/

Only those that are invited to interview will be contacted.

ISD 194 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS WORKFORCE DIVERSITY