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Stevens Childrens Home Mid Cycle Review Report 2010

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Stevens Childrens Home Mid Cycle Review Report 2010

     Massachusetts

    Department of

    Elementary and Secondary Education

    75 Pleasant Street, Malden, Massachusetts 02148-4906 Telephone: (781) 338-3700

    TTY: N.E.T. Relay 1-800-439-2370

October 26, 2009

Mr. Thomas Drooger

    Executive Director

    Stevens Children’s Home, Inc. 24 Main Street

    Swansea, MA 02777

Re: Mid-cycle Review and Verification of previous Program Review Corrective Action Plan

Dear Mr. Drooger:

Enclosed are the Department’s findings regarding your private school program’s recent onsite Mid-

    cycle Review. This Mid-cycle Review Report contains the Department's findings regarding the

    implementation status and effectiveness of corrective steps taken in response to your previous

    Program Review Report issued on December 28, 2007. This report also includes a report on the

    status of implementation for new state or federal special education requirements enacted since your

    program’s last Program Review.

We are pleased to indicate that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has found

    your program’s approved Corrective Action Plan to be substantially implemented and effective in remedying previously identified noncompliance issues. Additionally, we have determined that your

    program is in substantial compliance with any new state or federal special education requirements

    enacted since your last Program Review. The findings of the Department are included in the

    attached Mid-cycle Review Report. You and your entire staff are to be congratulated for your

    efforts in implementing all necessary improvements. Your program will now receive an updated

    status of “Full Approval.” This approval shall remain in effect for three (3) years from the date of

    this letter and attached approval certificate. This approval will be contingent upon continued

    compliance with all regulations contained within 603 CMR 28.00 “Special Education Regulations”

    and 603 CMR 18.00 “Program And Safety Standards For Approved Public Or Private Day And

    Residential Special Education School Programs.” The Department of Elementary and Secondary

    Education may change this approval status at any point during this three-year period if

    circumstances arise that warrant such a change.

The Department will notify you of your program’s next regularly scheduled Program Review

    several months before it is to occur. At this time we anticipate the Department's next routine

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    monitoring visit to occur sometime during the FY 2013, unless the Department determines that there is some reason to schedule this visit earlier.

    Your staff's cooperation throughout these follow-up monitoring activities is appreciated. Should you require additional clarification of information included in our report, please do not hesitate to contact the Onsite Team Chairperson at 781-338-3794.

Sincerely,

Dee Wyatt, Mid-cycle Review Chairperson

    Program Quality Assurance Services

Darlene Lynch, Director

    Program Quality Assurance Services

    c: Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education

Encl.: Mid-cycle Review Report

     Full Private School Approval Certificate, Expiration Date: August 31, 2013

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     MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF

    ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

     PRIVATE SCHOOL MID-CYCLE REVIEW

    STEVENS CHILDREN’S HOME

     MID-CYCLE REVIEW REPORT

     Previous Program Review Corrective Action Plan Submitted on January 28, 2008 Mid-cycle Onsite Visit Conducted on September 10, 2009 Date of this Report October 26, 2009 Criterion Implementa-Method(s) of Comments Regarding Corrective Findings Regarding Further Corrective Number tion Status of Verification Corrective Action Plan Action Plan Incomplete Action and Requirements Implementation Determined to Implementation of Ordered by the Topic or be Not Fully Approved Corrective Department of

     Corrective Implemented Action Plan or Elementary and

     Action Plan or Additional Identification of Secondary Education

     Determined to Issues Additional Issues of and Timelines for

     be Substan-Identified Noncompliance Implementation and

     tially Further Progress

    Implemented Reporting

Selected Approved Private School Program Mid-cycle Review Criteria

    Stevens Children’s Home Mid-cycle Review Report

    October 26, 2009

    Page 1 of 5

    Criterion Implementa-Method(s) of Comments Regarding Corrective Findings Regarding Further Corrective Number tion Status of Verification Corrective Action Plan Action Plan Incomplete Action and Requirements Implementation Determined to Implementation of Ordered by the Topic or be Not Fully Approved Corrective Department of

     Corrective Implemented Action Plan or Elementary and

     Action Plan or Additional Identification of Secondary Education

     Determined to Issues Additional Issues of and Timelines for

     be Substan-Identified Noncompliance Implementation and

     tially Further Progress

    Implemented Reporting

    Documentation Stevens Children’s Home 2.2 ?

    Review submitted current approvals, Approvals, licenses and certificates of Licenses,

    inspection for all buildings and Certificates of

    residences used by the students. Inspection

18.04(1);

    28.09(2)(b)(5);

    28.09(5) (b);

    28.09(6) (b, c)

    Documentation Stevens Children’s Home 2.3 ?

    Review submitted a current license from EEC Licensure the Department of Early

    Education and Care for all 102 CMR 3.00

    residential facilities. (Residential

    Schools only)

    Documentation Stevens Children’s Home 8.4 ?

    Review submitted a written plan that Program addresses how the program will Modifications

    effectively serve limited English and Support

    proficient (LEP) students. Services for

    Limited

    English

    Proficient

    Students

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    Criterion Implementa-Method(s) of Comments Regarding Corrective Findings Regarding Further Corrective Number tion Status of Verification Corrective Action Plan Action Plan Incomplete Action and Requirements Implementation Determined to Implementation of Ordered by the Topic or be Not Fully Approved Corrective Department of

     Corrective Implemented Action Plan or Elementary and

     Action Plan or Additional Identification of Secondary Education

     Determined to Issues Additional Issues of and Timelines for

     be Substan-Identified Noncompliance Implementation and

     tially Further Progress

    Implemented Reporting

M.G.L. c. 71A;

    Title VI

    Documentation Stevens Children’s Home 8.5 ?

    Review submitted a current IEP and Current IEP & Student Roster for all district-Student Roster

    funded Massachusetts students

    enrolled in the program that 28.09(5)(a) contains all the required elements for this criterion.

    Documentation The person designated as the 11.3 ?

    Review Educational Administrator for Educational Stevens Children’s Home Administrator

    possesses the required Qualifications

    qualifications.

    28.09(5)(a);

    28.09(7)(a);

    603 CMR

    44.00

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    Criterion Implementa-Method(s) of Comments Regarding Corrective Findings Regarding Further Corrective Number tion Status of Verification Corrective Action Plan Action Plan Incomplete Action and Requirements Implementation Determined to Implementation of Ordered by the Topic or be Not Fully Approved Corrective Department of

     Corrective Implemented Action Plan or Elementary and

     Action Plan or Additional Identification of Secondary Education

     Determined to Issues Additional Issues of and Timelines for

     be Substan-Identified Noncompliance Implementation and

     tially Further Progress

    Implemented Reporting

    Documentation Stevens Children’s Home 11.4 ?

    Review submitted documentation Teachers verifying that all teaching staff (Special

    are appropriately licensed or Education

    have been granted a current Teachers and

    waiver. Regular

    Education

    Teachers)

18.05(11)(f);

    28.09(5)(a);

    28.09(7)(b, c);

    34 CFR

    300.321

    Documentation All staff providing or supervising 11.5 ?

    Review the provision of related services Related for Stevens Children’s Home Services Staff

    are appropriately certified,

    licensed or registered in their 28.09(7)(d)

    professional areas.

    Documentation Stevens Children’s Home 11.6 ?

    Review submitted a Master Staff Roster Master Staff that contains the name, program Roster

    job title, corresponding UFR

    title number, licensure and/or 28.09(7)

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    Criterion Implementa-Method(s) of Comments Regarding Corrective Findings Regarding Further Corrective Number tion Status of Verification Corrective Action Plan Action Plan Incomplete Action and Requirements Implementation Determined to Implementation of Ordered by the Topic or be Not Fully Approved Corrective Department of

     Corrective Implemented Action Plan or Elementary and

     Action Plan or Additional Identification of Secondary Education

     Determined to Issues Additional Issues of and Timelines for

     be Substan-Identified Noncompliance Implementation and

     tially Further Progress

    Implemented Reporting

    certification if appropriate, full-

    time equivalent (FTE), and

    qualifications for all current

    staff.

    Identified Areas of Non-Compliance During the 2007 Program Review or Other Areas of Concern

    Documentation The 2009-2010 Health Care 3.2 ?

    Review Manual of Stevens Children’s Health Care Home has been approved by a Manual

    licensed physician. 18.05 (9)(d)

    N/A *As of the 2007-2008 academic 4.5

    year, schools are no longer Immediate

    required to report medication notification

    errors to the Department of 18.03(10)

    Elementary and Secondary 18.05(7)

    Education. 28.09(12

    Stevens Children’s Home Mid-cycle Review Report

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