Special Education law has required states to have Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development (CSPD) since 1975.
Each state must develop a system to ensure that all education personnel are adequately prepared and receive continuing education. This helps teachers by ensuring that they are trained to do their work and guards against serious personnel shortages.
The CSPD uses a process which includes preservice, inservice and technical assistance for parents, general education staff, administrators and other service providers with the end result being better programs and services for all children and youth.
This is accomplished by collaborating with all stakeholders, disseminating best practices, and the evaluation of CSPD activities. Events are usually at no cost to parents.
Montana CSPD is organized through a statewide council and five regional councils. We are located in Region V. To see a listing of coming events, please go to http://www.cspd.net/
HELLGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DISTRICT NO 4
2385 FLYNN LANE
MISSOULA, MONTANA 59808