Resources for School and Local Leaders
Local leaders have an important role in the development and implementation of high-quality educational programming for students with disabilities. By establishing a vision that prioritizes success for all students and a culture of high expectations, local leaders help create the conditions for success for students with disabilities. Effective local leaders are knowledgeable about the procedural and substantive requirements for special education and ensure that school personnel have access to the knowledge, skills, and infrastructure to meet those requirements. Local leaders also have an important role in supporting the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices and guiding the implementation of schoolwide tiered prevention models, such as a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS). They are critical to establishing data collection processes, professional development opportunities, and infrastructure that support sustained implementation of effective practices for students with disabilities.
This section provides resources that local leaders can use to support the development and implementation of high-quality educational programs for students with disabilities.