Position: Director of GLASS
Needed: July 1,2023
Location: Lafayette, IN
Contact Person/Address: Mr. Les Huddle/Superintendent of Schools/Lafayette School Corporation
Phone: (765) 771-6002
Description: This position is for the Director of Greater Lafayette Area Special Services or GLASS. The Director of GLASS serves as the chief administrator for the organization. GLASS is a special education cooperative that serves the Lafayette, Indiana area in Tippecanoe County. GLASS provides a continuum of services for over 4500 special education students from the Lafayette, Tippecanoe and West Lafayette School Corporations as well as non-public schools across the county. GLASS employs 230 staff members in addition to the special education members employed by each individual district. Oversight and guidance are provided by the GLASS Governing Board which is comprised of the three superintendents and one board member from each of their districts. Applicants must possess a Master’s Degree as well as both an Administrator’s License and Special Education teaching license. A Director of Special Education License is preferred but not required. Applicants must also have at least five years of special education leadership or special education supervision experience. Interested applicants should complete an EXTERNAL application through the employment link of the LSC website. The deadline for application is Friday, April 7, 2023. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Mr. Les Huddle, Superintendent of Schools, Lafayette School Corporation, at email@example.com or (765) 771 6000.
POSITON TITLE: Director of GLASS
RESPONSIBLE TO: Superintendent
CONTRACT LENGTH: 260 Days
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To use leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills to provide compliant and quality special education programming for students served through Greater Lafayette Area Special Services and member school corporations.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Shall include but are not limited to the following:
- Supervises all aspects of services provided through Greater Lafayette Area Special Services including but not limited to planning, organizing, administering, coordinating and evaluating all phases of the special education program to be in compliance with state and federal regulations.
- Directly supervises, supports and evaluates 3 GLASS Administrators/Supervisors
- Develops and monitors Federal Budget Part B 611 Grants & Federal Budget Part B 619 Grants.
- Prepares IDOE Federal Budget Quarterly Budget Reports.
- Creates and monitors Local Special Education Budget & Local Preschool Special Education Budget.
- Creates and monitors Federal Budget American Rescue Plan Funds & Preschool American Rescue Plan Funds.
- Supervises the expenditure of funds in accordance with local, state and federal policies and regulations.
- Oversees Medicaid Program-Go Solutions and InMac.
- Creates and monitors the budget for out-of-district placements, residential placements, day school placements and wrap-around services.
- Creates & approves requisitions for the ordering of equipment, supplies & materials for GLASS departments.
- Supervises the development of Accounts Payable Vouchers and approves payment.
- Oversee the timecards of staff hired through contract companies and pays monthly invoices.
- Oversees leases & maintenance of GLASS facilities (Linnwood & Durgan).
- Keeps inventory of technology equipment and orders new technology equipment when necessary for GLASS staff and students in the 3 districts.
- Keeps inventory of equipment and orders new equipment when necessary for GLASS Departments. (Primarily-AAC/AT, BLV, DHH, OT, PT)
- Manages legal matters pertaining to GLASS cooperative employees and GLASS cooperative services.
- Support the local directors with legal special education matters in the districts including IDOE complaints, mediations, and due process hearings.
Monitoring & Compliance:
- Assists in monitoring total program in adherence and compliance with state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations along with high quality special education services.
- Assists in monitoring programs to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
- Oversees IDOE State Reporting for DOE-SE December & April, DOE-EV July & DOE-TR July.
- Oversees IDOE Monitoring for 3 districts that includes Indicator 11 (evaluation timelines), Indicator 12 (First Steps evaluation timelines), and Indicator 13 (transition).
- Collaborates & supports the local directors on all IDOE Monitoring Indicators.
- Oversees GLASS procedures with revisions and updates as necessary.
- Assists with monitoring of the completion & implementation of IEPs; participation in case conferences as necessary.
- Directs student evaluation and placement procedures including psychological services, review of case conference procedures, and implementation of appropriate program recommendations.
- Serves and assigns GLASS staff to collaborate with multiple community agencies to promote high quality services for students.
- Schedules, plans & meets with the GLASS Governing Board 4x a year.
Recruiting & Hiring:
- Recruits and evaluates the performance of certified and noncertified staff.
- Conducts interviews for GLASS certified and noncertified staff.
- Processes hiring paperwork that includes reference checks, payroll data forms and board recommendations.
- Works closely with contract agencies for the hiring of certified and noncertified staff.
- Participates in professional organizations and training opportunities to keep abreast of current legislation, litigation and information pertaining to Special Education.
- Coordinates and provides professional development to GLASS certified and noncertified personnel.
- Collaborates with local directors to provide professional development to district special education personnel-assist with the funding and/or assign GLASS personnel to conduct the trainings.
Education: master's degree
Skills & Abilities:
- Must be aware of both state and federal laws governing special education services.
- Must be able to develop, implement and monitor a multi-million-dollar budget.
- Must be able to coordinate the oversight and monitoring of state and federal compliance requirements.
- Must be able to relate well with others.
- Must possess strong organizational skills.
- Must be capable of supervising, directing and evaluating the leadership team and other staff.
- Must be able to set a vision and priorities for professional development programming.
- Must be skilled in staff recruiting, hiring and retention both traditional and through contracted services.
Experience: Minimum of five years of successful special education supervision or leadership experience.
- Current Indiana Building Level Administrator License required
- Current Indiana Director of Special Education License preferred
- Current Indiana Exceptional Needs (any Special Education) License required