Taylorville School District has announced its intention to withdraw from the NPT Cooperative effective July 1st. In a press release sent out from the School District, the board has said that they believe it is in the best interest of its students to withdraw from NPT and develop its own special education program. With a new special education program, the school says they can provide more individualized, specially tailored educational services for students with disabilities.
The Board of Education says their goal is to provide visionary leadership that focuses on improved outcomes for students with special needs including responding to the changing needs of special education students through shared vision and collaboration, training and implementing progressive educational initiatives, increasing the effectiveness of services by implementing IDEA requirements, and intensifying the focus on fiscal responsibilities by expanding sources of revenue, instigating additional areas of cost-saving, and refining the budget process.
The District will hold a public hearing on November 8th, 2021 at 5:45 PM at Taylorville High School to allow members of the community, parents/guardians of students with disabilities, and other parties to review and comment on the proposed plan. If you have any questions or would like to review the plan, contact Michael Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-824-4591.