HCPSS MPIA Request #2018-233

Requested Information
I am requesting, preferably in electronic format, any document that contains the number of staff trained (including positions and cost) in the Orton-Gillingham reading program in the last 4 years. If staff have been trained in other reading programs in the same time period, please include those numbers by program as well. Finally, please include the numbers of students (by disability, if available) who have been served by the trained staff in the same years.
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, HCPSS has not used the Orton-Gillingham reading program in the past four years.

For those reading intervention programs under contract with HCPSS, specifically System 44, Read 180 and Achieve 3000, please find costs and contract details on Board Docs:

Please note, Curriculum indicates for Read 180 in 2014, the system was used as a pilot program in conjunction with/as an extension of System 44.

Responsive Documents
Including available information on reading intervention programs that have been used by HCPSS since 2014. This includes counts from both Special Education as well as Curriculum for reading specialists and others who have been trained in the programs, and the students who have been served – by disability is not tracked. Please note, HCPSS utilizes a train-the-trainer model for many of these intervention programs so while the counts reflect employees who have been directly trained, others throughout the school system have also been trained in the techniques as well, however those counts are not tracked. Additionally, specifically at the elementary level, staff indicates the use of such interventions are often fluid for students as needed, thus they do not currently track the specific numbers where noted in this chart. For costs, what is included in this chart are costs for materials and training as tracked by Special Education and Curriculum at Central Office.

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