• Special Education Eligibility


    Students must meet two criteria to receive
    special education services:

    1. Does the student have an exceptionality                                                                       
      (disability or giftedness)?

    2. Does the student need specially designed                                                                       instruction to benefit from the general                                                         education curriculum?

    The evaluation process in each building is utilized to answer these questions.  The team, comprised of parents and educators, is required to review data from a variety of sources, such as general education interventions, early childhood screenings, record reviews, interviews, observations and/or tests.

    Parents are given a copy of an evaluation report that documents the team’s decision regarding eligibility and the reasons for that decision. If the student is determined eligible and in need of services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed and special education will begin.