Special education programs support the student by providing specially designed instruction and related services to students with disabilities so that they can develop college and/or career readiness skills and achieve the same overall foundation for success as students in general education.
Eligibility is based on the criteria as defined in the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and experience an adverse impact in their performance that cannot be addressed through the general education program.
Once the student is eligible for special education, an Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed based on the student’s needs. The IEP includes goals and services to meet the student’s identified areas of need. The IEP is reviewed annually and revised as necessary.
Most of the services can be provided for students with special needs at their local schools, however some services and programs are only available at specific schools throughout the District and may require enrollment at a designated site.
Parents who suspect that their child has a disability should discuss their concerns with their child’s teacher. If the child continues to exhibit difficulties after receiving interventions, the student is then assessed to determine eligibility for special education.
Our goal is to work with the parents and students to provide an appropriate educational program that provides each student with the tools that they need to thrive and be prepared for further education and skills for life.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Teri Louer M.Ed.
Director Student Services