Transforming Special Education in a Challenging Fiscal Environment

Clay Whitehead

Co-Founder, PresenceLearning

While 13% of US students receive special ed services, districts spend 20-30% of their budgets delivering these services. Despite this sizable spending, significant evidence suggests that special ed often falls short of stakeholders’ expectations. How can superintendents get more engaged and lead transformation in this often-confounding area rather than just continuing “business as usual”? This webinar will present practical strategies around staffing, service delivery options and budgeting that can help district leaders lead meaningful change.




Peter Bittel, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Futures HealthCore, a company providing special education and clinical services and management to 25,000 students and individuals.

Dr. Nicholas Young is the Superintendent of South Hadley Public Schools in South Hadley, MA. Prior to that, Dr. Young was the Superintendent of Schools in neighboring Hadley, MA.


Glen McCandless is the executive producer of the SPED Ahead series, a consultant who has for over 25 years worked with educators and developers to improve teaching and learning through innovative uses of  instructional technology.



Please note: We do not offer continuing education opportunities for on-demand webinars; however, viewers will receive a certificate of attendance.

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