In 1991 the National Congress on Catholic Schools encouraged all Catholic school educators to open their minds and hearts and doors to an increasingly diverse world.
As a result, the Diocese of Oakland believes that Catholic Schools must be inclusive to reflect the principles of the Roman Catholic faith. The task of the schools is to identify and develop these gifts where they are appreciated and shared and where diversity is celebrated. Resource program offerings at each school site are determined by the resources available.
A Resource Program at St. Agnes School has been in existence since 2003 and continues to evolve. Currently, as a team, we support the curricular program, provide screening as appropriate, recommend accommodations, manage the SST process, schedule intervention as needed, facilitate communication between parents, teachers, students, medical and educational professionals, and function as advocates for students identified with special needs.
When a student's learning needs require additional understanding and clarification, the Resource teachers will coordinate a Student Success Team Meeting (SST). The SST process enables classroom teachers, resource teachers and parents the opportunity to identify student strengths and areas of challenge and establish an action plan. The action plan will provide direction for the next steps in meeting the learning needs of the student.