Division of Special Programs and Populations
The Special Programs and Populations Division consists of Counseling, Testing, and Records; Library Services departments and Title I, Special Education, and ESL programs. The Special Programs and Populations Division is dedicated to supporting quality instruction in our District. Counseling, Testing, and Records is responsible for the district’s testing program, management of educational assessments and maintaining educational records. Library Services provides offenders with a wide variety of books and materials to support the district’s educational program. Title I is a supplemental program provided for underachieving students who are 21 years of age or younger. Special Education is provided for students with learning disabilities. ESL, English as a Second Language, is a program for students with limited English proficiency. All these programs and services work to enhance our instructional division.
Library Services offer offenders a wide variety of books, reference collections, and materials in support of educational programs, as well as recreational reading. Librarians and clerks operate unit libraries and maintain library inventories. Librarians promote the use of libraries with library orientations, poetry contests, book reports, art contests and essay contests. They also maintain newspaper and magazine subscriptions at each library.
People helping people is the essence of volunteering in correctional education. Volunteers are active on advisory boards and committees, in education, vocational and life skills training. Correctional volunteers:
1. Provide assistance with specific activities and programs.
2. Promote personal growth and development.
3. Help facilitate an offender's reentry into the community.