Special Education

Special Education

Our Community School is a public school with a full inclusion policy.  Special needs students are supported within the regular classrooms.  Teachers may call for a Student Success Team Meeting with a parent if there are any academic concerns prior to the consideration of Special Education.  Parents, Teacher(s), and an Administrator meet to discuss both strengths and concerns; an action plan is created and implemented to support student progress.  The plan is revisited after a 4-8 week period to determine next steps.  Parents, administrators, or teachers can recommend a student to be evaluated for eligibility to receive special education services if they feel it is appropriate. If a parent requests an evaluation, the school has 15 days to respond with a written assessment plan.  The parent must sign and return the assessment plan before any testing can happen.  The school has 60 days from the date the signed assessment plan is returned to conduct an evaluation and hold a meeting to review the findings. The meeting will take place with the parents/guardians, teacher(s), the special education coordinator, and a school administrator. At this meeting the evaluation results will be presented and all present will determine the student’s eligibility for special education and an Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.) will be developed if the student is deemed eligible for services. The IEP is updated annually. A comprehensive IEP can be conducted every 3 years as needed. Additional meetings, also known as amendments, can be held at anytime if there is a need to modify the current IEP.  Assistant Principal, Beth Wolfsbauer oversees the Special Education Program.