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Special Education services are provided for all eligible students. Currently, over 1100 students are receiving specially designed instruction to meet their unique needs. There is a continuum of service models from consultation services to a full-day program in a self-contained class. Services are determined by a committee, which includes the parent and, if appropriate, the student. Students suspected of having a disability may be referred by the parent, teacher, or other interested party.
Written parent permission is required before evaluation. Referrals may be made directly to the Supervisor of Special Education or to the Child Study Committee in the school the child attends or will attend.
The Special Education Process
- Identification and referral. When your child is suspected of having a disability, a referral, which is a written or oral request for an evaluation, is given to the school. You may make the referral or it may come from the teacher, principal, etc.
- Evaluation. The school then evaluates the child to determine whether your child has a disability.
- Determination of eligibility. Based on the results of the evaluation, a team decides if your child is eligible to receive special education and related services.
- Development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and determination of services. If your child is eligible to receive special education and related services, a team then develops and implements an appropriate IEP to meet the needs of your child.
Parent/guardian/surrogate permission is needed prior to evaluation and again before the IEP services begin.
- Developmental Delay
- Emotional Disability
- Hearing Impairment
- Intellectual Disability
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impairment
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech-Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment including Blindness
- Visiting Teachers
- School Social Workers
- School Psychologists
- School Nurses
- Special Education Teachers