The Mission of the Resource Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH) is to plan and work collaboratively with school districts statewide, agencies, associations, and other state and federal discretionary projects, to ensure accessibility and pedagogical needs of all students with hearing loss are met as required by IDEA 2004 and by Florida Statutes. RMTC-D/HH works to positively influence student outcomes and graduation rates with an emphasis on college, career and life-readiness by supporting parents and school personnel in Florida serving students who are deaf/hard of hearing from birth to the age of 22.
RMTC-D/HH is currently focusing on three major initiatives: Capacity Building, Inter-agency Collaboration, and Staff Development. The Center also supports initiatives developed through the Florida State Board of Education Strategic Plan 2012 - 2018 and the BEESS Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018.
RMT- D/HH supports the following State Performance Plan Indicators:
- SPP 1: Graduation Rate
- SPP 3: Participation/Performance on Statewide Assessment
- SPP 4: Discipline Rates
- SPP 5: Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), Ages 6 -21
- SPP 6: LRE, Ages 3-5
- SPP 7: Early Childhood Outcomes
- SPP 8: Parent Involvement
- SPP 12: Transitions from Part C to Part B
- SPP 13: Secondary Transition (Individual Educational Plan Components)
- SPP 14: Post School Outcomes
The Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RMTC- D/HH) is funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education Student Services through federal assistance under IDEA Part B and IDEA Part B Trust and a grant agreement with the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.