According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of U.S. students receiving special education services is slowing ticking upward. These children aged 6 through 21, are deserving of the same basic rights to a free appropriate public education as students that aren’t receiving special education services. The challenge for school districts nationwide is that the cost of educating children with special needs can be up to three times that of general education. The rising costs and the challenges associated with appropriate staffing for the increase in special education populations means more districts are seeking support from staffing partners. At Supplemental Health Care, we understand the unique challenges of special education, school therapy, and student health and education.
How We Do It.
Each school is facing challenges that are unique to them, that is why Supplemental Health Care’s foundational success is built on learning and understanding each district’s initiatives to provide comprehensive solutions that go beyond filling vacant positions. Through our network of 60 local offices and national reach, we are engaged with Administrators of Special Education at the local, state, and federal levels. These affiliations cultivate a deep understanding of the guidelines for consistent delivery of professional and quality education services that other staffing partners can’t match.
A recent example of Supplemental Health Care’s commitment to hiring and retaining superior healthcare professionals is Speech-Language Pathologist, Brittney Bourgeois. She has been with Supplemental Health Care, working with three to seven-year-old students in the St. Louis public school system, since 2013 and was named the 2018 National Staffing Employee of the Year.
What Partnership Can Mean for You.
Because we take the time to understand your specific needs, your student populations, and your culture, we can source school professionals that are suited for success in your district and enhance your special education and student health team. Our therapists, nurses, and other allied professionals are experienced in outcomes-oriented service and are supported up by our national network of corporate resources. Our relationship with district partners is strengthened through ongoing performance evaluations, collaborative problem resolution, and client surveys all designed to establish results-based accountability. Our School Division understands how important it is for districts to manage every dollar. We support that effort through transparent reporting and data analysis, budget reviews, and ongoing evaluations of staffing efficiency.
Another way that Supplemental Health Care can support district leaders who are faced with more than just staffing challenges is through our many comprehensive Business Solutions, including our Managed Services Provider (MSP) system. The MSP ensures data-driven accountability, compliance, cost savings and transparency with every provider utilized. Our state-of-the-art Vendor Management Technology simplifies your metrics and compliance tracking, freeing up your staff to concentrate on what is most important – your students.
The Supplemental Health Care School Division has the same goal as you – to ensure that your students, especially to most vulnerable, are receiving all of the school-age experiences and health-related services that they deserve. Through a strong partnership, We can help district administrators overcome the unique staffing, compliance, and cost challenges that detract from the day-to-day process of educating students. Contact us today to find out why our experienced professionals and commitment to excellence is just the kind of partnership that you have been looking for.