Special Education Department Goals

    • Ensure that students with disabilities are provided access to the general education curriculum and extra -curricular activities in the regular education setting to the maximum extent possible with assistive supports to maintain the student in the appropriate public school that the student would attend if not disabled
    • Ensure the participation of all students with disabilities in state, school system, or alternative assessments
    • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations regarding students' annual IEP reviews, re-evaluation procedures, and periodic program updates
    • Using state and federal guidelines to maintain timely procedures for the identification processes for students suspected of having disabilities
    • Promote collaborative practices across educational settings between regular staff, special educators and related service providers
    • Maintain a constant effort towards continued staff development on current educational trends and educational issues
    • Support and facilitate parent involvement/participation in the special education process
    • Ensure participation in and dissemination of information concerning the transition process for students with disabilities and their parents
    • Incorporate a formative evaluation process with a stakeholder advisory committee comprised of community members, local school system staff and parents, to maintain continuous improvement
    • Collaborate with local, state, private, and community agencies to establish, implement and maintain local interagency planning of programs for students with disabilities