Curriculum and Instruction|
DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2008
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve Agreement with Polk Community College for Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapy Assistant Internships (Exceptional Student Education)
The Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy (OT/PT) Assistant Intern program with various community colleges has been successful in Hillsborough County Public Schools since 1997. Polk Community College requires students enrolled in their OT/PT Assistant programs to receive clinical experience as part of their instruction.The Department of Exceptional Student Education recognizes the need for trained personnel in OT/PT and has offered to provide to Polk Community College interns the necessary clinical experience with District OT/PT therapists at various school sites. The student interns will assist in assessing, documenting, and developing treatment plans of short-term and long-term goals for students.
District personnel will have the opportunity to observe and evaluate the interns for prospective OT/PT employment.
ANNUAL DISTRICT GOAL(S) AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR(S)
* Recruit, develop, and retain a highly effective, diverse workforce
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: No)
No financial impact to the District.
Sheree Glass, Coordinator, Occupational and Physical Therapy
Joyce L. Wieland
General Director, Exceptional Student Education
Wynne A. Tye
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20081021_302 * Section A Item# 1.04