Script Training on School Law: October 3, 2017

Script Training on School Law: October 3, 2017

A principal’s role as instructional leader can be overwhelming in light of the multiple statutory requirements related to the education of students who have special learning needs. Compliance with statutes and regulations, both federal (IDEA, Section 504, RtI) and Arkansas-specific (dyslexia, standards-based grading), can create a web of seemingly endless data collection and management that makes building and teacher level accountability feel impossible and unmanageable.
Debbie Van Dyke and Dr. Christy Smith will present an all-day training session in Springdale on October 3, 2017 at The Jones Center. The purpose of the training is to provide both new and veteran administrators with a clear understanding of each law’s unique requirements, as well as the points where the laws intersect. Special attention will be paid to the collection and management of data for the purpose of monitoring and reporting progress toward goals and standards, as well as for compliance reports. Strategies for collecting and managing data will be provided.


  • Screenings, Evaluations, Intervention
  • Collecting and managing the data
  • Assuring program fidelity


A data-driven RtI program
504 Plans: Not just for ADHD


At the Intersection of Dyslexia, 504 and Special Ed


  • Referral to Re-Evaluation
  • Arkansas’ new special education forms
  • Data collection and management requirements


The implications of the Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas


When:           Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Where:          The Jones Center
                      922 E Emma Ave
                      Springdale, AR 72764
Time:             9:00am – 3:30pm (lunch not provided)
Presenters:   Debbie Van Dyke
                       Dr. Christy Smith

Cost:              $150 per attendee

Training Manuals:  Four (4) training manuals will be incorporated into the training.  Attendees have the option to purchase a manual(s) that meet specific needs.
Please register here for the training. We look forward to seeing you there!