ISD meant new roles for teachers, staff
specialists, students and community members. Deb felt resources
were needed for planning and training so that school professionals could adjust to their new roles.
In 1998-99 Franklin received over $220,000 for professional
development and students with special needs. According to
of Resources Summary the district contributed $146,000
for professional development, technical support and 2.4 FTE
for ESL and supplemental positions. The existing Federal Title
1 program provided another $75,000 for 1.1 FTE in special
Collecting these resrouces was only a first step. Even though these programs provided a considerable sum of
money, the resources were fragmented between conflicting priorities.
Coordinating these resources for comprehensive reform
proved a difficult task.