• Superintendent's Special Education Council

    The Superintendent’s Special Education Council will discuss and provide meaningful feedback to the Superintendent regarding special education policies, procedures, and resources. Additionally, this council will be tasked with increasing the level of support and collaboration through engagement and education to the community at large as it relates to special education in Jefferson Parish Schools. This council will advise and advocate, not decide policy.

    2020-21 Special Education Council

    The Council is made up of 12 individuals: six parents or guardians of disabled students, three Jefferson Parish Schools employees, and three community stakeholders.

    • Jennifer Chastant
    • Urania Chong
    • Windy Hassan
    • Della Hunter
    • Mary Jacob
    • Kaye Morrison
    • Laura Nata
    • Michele O'Steen
    • Rana Ottallah
    • Tara Rosenkranz
    • Phyllis Tassin-Rogers
    • Anayansi Torres

     

    2020-21 Meeting Dates

    Council members’ discussions and input are highly valued and member attendance at all council meetings is encouraged. The council will meet four times a year from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at alternating sites:

    • November 11, 2020 at JP Schools Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey
    • December 17, 2020 at Paul Emenes Building at 822 S. Clearview Pkwy. in Harahan
    • February 11, 2021 at JP Schools Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey
    • April 15, 2021 at Paul Emenes Building at 822 S. Clearview Pkwy. in Harahan

    *In accordance with our Start Strong Jefferson plan, all meeting attendees must wear a face covering, submit to a temperature check, and maintain social distancing.

    Selection Process

    Applications are open to parents or guardians of disabled students, Jefferson Parish Schools employees, and community stakeholders. No special skills are required to be a Superintendent's Special Education Council member. However, each council member must agree to the following:

    • Put children first
    • Follow applicable policies and laws
    • Provide leadership
    • Refrain from personal or political agendas
    • Demonstrate integrity
    • Engages in community outreach

Past Superintendent's Special Education Councils

  • 2019-20

  • 2018-19