• Special Education

    Students with disabilities will be provided free and appropriate public education and access to high quality general education and special education programs and services. These will be provided in-person, remotely and/or through a hybrid model in conjunction with the state and district health and safety guidelines as outlined in this plan.

    Students with disabilities will receive special education programs and services in accordance with their Individual Education Plan and any compensatory services that may be required as determined by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).

    General education and special education teachers will use a consistent platform when in a virtual or in-person/hybrid model for easy access to all materials as well as for modifications to instructional content as needed.

    Related services will be provided to students in accordance with the frequency and duration listed on the IEP. This may include a combination of in-person, hybrid, or virtual services depending on health and safety guidelines and the individual needs of the student. Services will be documented by attendance sheets and IEP notes whether in person, hybrid or virtual.

    The district will communicate with parents via letters, email, progress notes and phone calls to indicate services being provided and progress related to IEP goals and objectives.

    All paperwork necessary for the IEP processes (evaluations, consents, annual reviews, etc) will be processed through the special education office maintaining state and federal timelines.

    CSE/CPSE Chairperson will be in contact with all out of district providers to ensure compliance with IEP implementation whether in person, hybrid or virtual services.

    Progress monitoring will continue to occur in person, hybrid or virtual model and progress notes will be emailed or mailed (preference determined by the parent) home at the times indicated on the IEP.

    Case managers will ensure that all accommodations, modifications, supplementary aids and services and technology are provided to students in accordance with the student’s IEP whether we are in person, hybrid or virtual.

    The District will prioritize in-person instruction for all special education students in grades K-12. In grades K-6, students will be provided with daily in-person instruction and their services will be provided per their Individual Education Plans. All 7-8 Special Class Special Education students (self-contained) will attend in person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Students in grades 9-12 that receive services will attend in-person instruction and remotely per their Individualized Education Plan.

    Continued collaboration between committees on preschool special education/committees on special education and program providers to ensure there is an understanding of the provision of services consistent with the recommendations on/individualized education programs, plans for monitoring and communicating student progress and commitment to sharing resources.

    Continued access to the necessary accommodations, modifications, supplementary aids and services, and technology (including assistive technology) to meet the unique disability-related needs of students.