Earlier this month, the Buffalo school district shared numerous reports and information with the School Board that provides an excellent overview of the existing status, resources and needs of special education students in Buffalo.
Among the information and findings shared by Assistant Superintendent Mary Pauly:
- A contact list with names, titles and phone numbers for those who oversee special education services in BPS
- A breakdown of the number of special education classes and special education teachers by school
- A report of the number of students with disabilities in each school (of particular interest is the column labled "SWD other than SLI" which stands for "students with disabilities other than speech/language impairment" which is what the district considers its most accurate gauge of high needs special education students)
- An accounting of special education hiring needs
- Listed as a separate link is a color copy of the schools that have self-contained special education classrooms, with red denoting the school that have self-contained classrooms with too many special education students in them.
Here are links to those reports: