When Deb Hoffman came to Franklin, she found a school program seemingly designed to help students most who needed help the least. She felt that students who traditionally struggled in schools needed to develop strong relationships with classroom teachers. But these students were often pulled out of classrooms to get help for special education, limited english proficiency, and Title 1.
Pullout service delivery provided services at the price of
fragmenting their classroom lives. Deb and her staff Integrated
Service Delivery (ISD) to provide services to students in
classroom settings without disruptive pullout strategies.
Here we see how their philosophy works in action.