School District of Shiocton
Bylaws & Policies
 

2460 - PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Board of Education shall provide a free, appropriate public education to all eligible disabled persons ages three (3) through twenty-one (21) which complies with Federal and State laws and guidelines.

The District provides a continuum of special education services. The determination of the need and extent of services provided shall be subject to the Individual Educational Program (IEP) developed for the child. A special education handbook shall meet legal requirements and outline specific policies and procedures relative to the implementation of programming for students with disabilities.

The Board and Administration support the requirements of State and Federal law that students with disabilities be educated, to the maximum extent appropriate, with children who are non-disabled. The Board further supports the State and Federal requirement that a continuum of alternative placements be available to meet the needs of students with disabilities eligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The District identifies, locates and evaluates all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of the disability, who are in need of special education and related services. This includes children attending private schools, children who are not yet three (3) years of age, highly mobile children such as migrant children and children and youth in transition, and children who are suspected of being a student with a disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade.

Students with disabilities will take state required tests unless otherwise prescribed in their IEP. Test administration procedures may be modified as indicated in a studentsí IEP.

Legal References
P.I. 11, Wis. Adm. Code
66.30, 115.78 et seq., Wis. Stats.
IDEA, 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.

Revised 2/20/17

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