CHSVT continues to develop and expand the continuum of services for students with disabilities and to insure a Free and Appropriate Education at all fifteen campuses.
A large percentage of our students were previously special education eligible, but only about ten percent of our students continue to be eligible for special education due to the strength of our Educational Support System. Students who meet Vermont criteria for special education, demonstrating a need for specialized services beyond the personalized education all CHSVT students receive, have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is implemented throughout the CHSVT system. As students often transfer between campuses, there is communication and an electronic database system in place to insure that a student’s special education needs are met in a timely manner and at every campus. The regional model for the provision of special education services continues to ensure that all 15 campuses have at least one special educator assigned as part of the campus team.
Mary Koen, Corrections Special Education Chief
Central Administrative Office
Special Education Instructors and their primary campuses include:
Jack Carson, Southern State Correctional Facility
Laurette Cross, Northern State Correctional Facility
Tod Lessard, Brattleboro Probation & Parole
Mary Nelson, Northern State Correctional Facility
Mary Poulos, Barre Probation & Parole
Roberta Shutts, Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility
Tom Woods, Caledonia Community Work Camp