As Bristol is currently seeking an outside agency to audit its SPED program and suggest improvements, Norwalk is undergoing a similar plight. Below are articles detailing their approach, which may offer a roadmap for Bristol going forward.

Getting all city and district leaders on the same page…

https://www.nancyonnorwalk.com/2016/01/rilling-kimmel-pledge-to-fund-norwalk-boe-in-quest-to-reform-schools/

Thinking outside the box for funding solutions…

https://www.nancyonnorwalk.com/2016/01/schools-superintendent-wants-separate-fund-for-transitioning-special-education/

Newspaper article which reported on the CRED audit…

http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/report-norwalk-s-special-education-department-in-worse-condition-than/article_d33e4fa3-e239-5129-8e07-a65380023273.html

The CREC audit itself which brought problems to public attention…

http://www.norwalkps.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_71596/File/BOE/MeetingDocs/2015-2016/CREC%20Report%20Nov%20%202015.pdf

 

http://www.norwalkps.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_71596/File/BOE/MeetingDocs/2015-2016/CREC%20Report%20Nov%20%202015.pdf

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