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Resource Room at Burke


Resource room program is a special education program for a student with a disability registered in either a special class or general education class who is in need of specialized supplementary instruction in an individual or small group setting for a portion of the school day.  Resource room programs are for the purpose of supplementing the general education or special education classroom instruction of students with disabilities who are in need of such supplemental programs.  This means that instruction is not provided in place of the student's regular academic instruction.

Resource Room Goals:

  • To assist the students in becoming as independent and successful as they can
  • To monitor the students’ progress toward meeting the IEP goals and to assist the student in successfully completing all courses of study
  • To maintain communication with the student, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and other staff involved with the education of the student
  • To introduce and develop skills needed for learning


It is expected that students will come to class prepared with the materials needed for Resource. Students are expected to maintain a "planner", or another organizational method to keep track of assignments, projects, and tests/quizzes. Students will complete assigned work in order to achieve goals on their IEPs and review/complete assignments from their content-area classes.  They will work throughout the year on developing advocacy skills and transitional planning for their Annual Review meetings.


In order be successful in Resource Room:

1. Ask for help
2. Utilize time wisely
3. Follow classroom rules
4. Attend class daily

Parents, you can assist your child by doing the following:

- Check homework nightly

- Be aware of any long term assignments, so you can monitor progress at home

- Contact me directly with any questions or concerns:

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