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Coordination of Community Based Instruction
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These documents will provide you with the background information regarding the changes to Community Based Instruction practices and procedures.  The changes to the current practice of Community Based Instruction were rooted in recommendations from a Transition Task Force that was commissioned by Dr. Bernadeia Johnson in 2014.  The Task Force focused on improvements of secondary transition curriculum, instruction and overall access to community and supports for students with disabilities. 

In April of 2017, the Special Education Department created updated guidelines for Community Based Instruction (CBI) to expand career exploration, the range of work based learning activities, and inclusive practices within the school community.  The updated guidelines align educational services with federal and state law as well as district strategic plans. 

Directors and district program facilitators worked with special education teachers in buildings to explain the guidelines, provide examples of Community Based Instruction and work based learning outings. The creation of a 3-year master plan for Community Based Instruction, career exploration activities and events was a part of the process.