Strong Start Academy is a program for special education directors in new charter schools and new special education directors. It is also designed to provide extra supports to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) whose Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Tier is either “Coaching” or “Directing”. The program is designed to provide an intense level of support from the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), special education department. USBE provides LEAs with a Strong Start mentor, professional development, and ongoing support throughout the year.
Strong Start will provide assistance during the coming year of operation by: