What is Special Education?

  • Special Education refers to specially designed individualized instruction or special services or programs to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. If students are suspected of having a disability, they are referred to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE). If your child is eligible to receive special education services and programs, the Committee develops and implements an Individualized Education Program (IEP), which is based on initial evaluation results. If the student is ineligible, they may qualify to receive a 504 Plan.

    The Committee determines a student’s placement, ensuring that students are provided services in Least Restrictive Learning Environment (LRE). The Committee will meet on an annual basis to review the IEP. In addition, a reevaluation will be completed once every three years to review the student’s need for special education programs and services and to revise the IEP (as appropriate). Parents are an important part of this process, and your involvement is encouraged! Please contact us if you have any further questions, comments, and concerns.