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As a Parent to a child with special needs, I have been attending both Taylorville and NPT Special Ed school board meetings. I was wanting to see and hear everything with my own eyes and ears. With that being said, I have several concerns about the intent to withdraw from the NPT Cooperative.
• What is wrong with the NPT Cooperative?
• Are the students and teachers going to lose resources?
• Will they be able to hire Hearing Specialist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapists?
• Why does Taylorville think that they can do it better?
• Where is the district going to get the money for equipment?
• Are we going to have enough qualified teachers and paraprofessionals to provide services?
We have to have the approval to get out of the NPT from the other 2 districts, which we do not have. Because of that, it goes to the ROE to decide. If the ROE then says that Taylorville can’t do it on our own, then what happens to the teachers and kids? Who is this benefiting? We have spent a lot of money on ‘IF’s’ when that money could have been spent for the teachers and kids. This change affects ALL IEP students in the Taylorville school district. Please come out to the public hearing: Monday, Nov. 8, at 5:45 p.m., in the Taylorville High School cafeteria, 815 Springfield Road, Taylorville.