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The New VAC. From Ideas to Practice. Beth Powell, Program Coordinator North East ISD; San Antonio, TX. VAC – Why do we have it?. Is VAC moving the student toward their post-secondary goals? Is VAC preparing students to enter the work force or post-secondary education?

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the new vac

The New VAC

From Ideas to Practice

Beth Powell, Program Coordinator

North East ISD; San Antonio, TX

vac why do we have it
VAC – Why do we have it?
  • Is VAC moving the student toward their post-secondary goals?
  • Is VAC preparing students to enter the work force or post-secondary education?
  • Is VAC a form of dropout prevention?
  • Is VAC an administrative convenience?
ground truth
Ground Truth
  • The number of students in VAC is decreasing.
  • Districts can not afford to designate a teacher to work with 8-20 students.
  • VAC teachers are being asked to do other duties such as teach or co-teach.
its all in the data
Its all in the Data
  • Participation in the VAC program.
    • Historically
    • Current
    • Potential
  • Are students in VAC passing TAKS?
  • Are students in VAC passing their classes?
  • Are students in VAC coming to school?
connections
Connections . . .
  • Is the VAC employment moving the student toward their post-secondary goal?
  • Is the student successful in their job?
departmental collaboration
Departmental Collaboration
  • Remember least restrictive?
  • Remember all kids are general ed first?
    • Special Ed-based programs aren’t the only options out there.
      • What about Career Tech co-op programs?
designing the plan
Designing the Plan
  • Create a team
  • Consider the regulations
  • Review the current program
  • Explore other districts’ programs
  • Create a plan that will impact students
  • Maintain what is working . . .

while moving forward

the process
The Process
  • The proposal

Special Ed Director

CTE Director

Executive Staff

  • Human Resources

Job Description

  • Final Approval

The Board

  • Implementation

Campus Principals

Special Ed Campus Coordinators

Teachers – Special Ed and CTE

  • Training
  • Follow-up
transition teacher vac
Transition Teacher -- VAC
  • Co-Teach in Career Prep class(es)
  • Visit job sites – VAC & Career Prep
  • Coordinate Compliance – Ind. 13 & 14
  • Coordinate WBL & CBVI sites
lessons learned
Lessons Learned . . .
  • VAC is still appropriate for some students
  • Students are finding success in Career Prep
  • Transition teachers who were VACs find value in this position
  • Compliance monitoring is time consuming
  • CBVI has become a large part of the process
the process continues
The Process Continues . . .
  • collaboration with CTE to ensure inclusion of Special Ed students
  • collaboration with campus administration and transition teacher to ensure program integrity
  • provide professional development
  • monitor the program to ensure that it leads to students’ post-secondary goals
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Beth Powell

Program Coordinator

210-407-0273

[email protected]

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