Special Education

~45 minutes

As the new principal of an elementary school, just before the school year begins, anxious parents of a kindergartner present you with a challenge: to meet the needs of their chronically ill child. In this simulation, you will seek to ensure student safety and security while promoting independence and appropriately utilizing school district resources. Your understanding of the issues and way of communicating with staff and parents will impact the success of your initiatives.

Key characters include the parents of a chronically ill student, school staff focused on individuals’ safety and security, special education director, new superintendent

Trade-offs to consider:

  • Ensuring student safety and security while promoting independence
  • Building capacity while maintaining effectiveness
  • Pleasing parents within resource constraints

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