Pennsylvania, Special Education Compliance Coordinator (Ispa)

K12 , PA

Posted 3 weeks ago


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K12, a Stride Company, believes in Education for ANY ONE. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

Passionate Educators are needed at the Stride K12 partner school, Insight PA Cyber Charter School. We want you to be a part of our talented team!

The mission of Insight PA Cyber Charter School is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!

The role of the Special Education Compliance Coordinator is a dedicated full-time position serving the operations promoting compliant programming for Insight PA Cyber Charter School students with disabilities. Individuals in this position must apply exceptional attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and various strategies to analyze comprehensive data tracking systems. Regular department routines are fast-paced and collaborative with specially designated duties overseen by the Special Education Compliance Coordinator(s). Strong knowledge of special education procedural compliance processes that align with State (PDE) and Federal (IDEA) guidelines will ensure the greatest success in this position.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Monitor the effectiveness of connections between all essential team roles and systems involved with changes in student enrollment

  • Management of department operations and systems access for general and special education teacher onboarding

  • Deliver live or recorded training sessions to educate team members on effective use of department systems or to introduce an innovative solution that enhances overall compliance

  • Perform assigned department projects and regular duties with autonomy and reliability

  • Conduct periodic reviews of student records to ensure alignment with general compliance needs, prior trainings, and/or corrective actions requested

  • Continuous assessment of department compliance status and facilitating communications as needed

  • Participate in IEP team meetings as assigned LEA as needed

  • Respond to family inquiries or concerns professionally and efficiently as needed

  • Collaboration with administrative personnel during important calendar events, such as: progress reporting, PA state reporting, end of year transition, state testing, etc.

  • Maintain points of contact for any complex issues that arise in coordinating and implementing related services

  • Attend local, regional, and/or national meetings, when applicable, for regular special education updates between and among Insight PA stakeholders

  • Enhance the special education teacher onboarding process to ensure all new teachers have an efficient, and guided framework to begin supporting Insight PA students with disabilities

Supervisory Responsibilities:This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree(s) in special education or (closely related field) AND

  • Three (3) years of experience in a school and/or business office support role OR

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

  • All PDE required clearances for school-based personnel

Minimum Required Skill Set

  • Strong knowledge-base of Chapter 711 from the PDE code for Special Education programs

  • Experience with computer-based data analysis & project management solutions

  • Strong interpersonal skills for productive staff guidance & constructive feedback

  • Demonstrates strong judgment in special education compliance factors

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Proficiency in web-based applications and collaboration tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience supporting special education department operations for compliance and effectiveness of program delivery

  • Professional experience within a virtual learning and/or charter school model

  • Proficient knowledge regarding PDE charter school regulations for special education (Chapter 711)

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position can be performed as a home-based position, though in-office reporting may be requested when necessary. Must live in Pennsylvania.

  • The noise level in the office setting is usually moderate (computers, printers, light foot traffic).

  • This position could include limited travel and could include limited overnight travel for state testing, professional development and department meetings. This is estimated to be less than 10% of the time.

Job Performance Requirements

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to exhibit mental dexterity to "dial" a telephone, to enter data into a computer, to read a computer screen and printed material, to hear and understand speech at normal office/workplace levels, and on the telephone, and to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in the workplace and on the telephone.

  • Ability to physically lift up to 10 pounds.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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