SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
Special Education refers to programs and/or services that are specially designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The Committee on Special Education (CSE) determines the programs and/or services for each student with a disability. Services are provided within the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as defined in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) as determined by the CSE.
CONTINUUM OF SERVICES
The continuum of special education services for school-age students with disabilities is an array of services to meet an individual student’s needs that may include the following:
Related Services - includes counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and services for the deaf and hard of hearing or visually impaired. Services may include consultation and/or direct services.
Consultant Teacher Services (CTS) – Direct or Indirect services that provide consultant teacher services to students with disabilities depending upon the needs of the student and as per IEP.
Resource Room (5:1) – Purpose is to provide supplemental instruction of students with disabilities who are in need of such supplemental programs.
Special Class – A student with a disability shall be placed in a special class for instruction on a daily basis to the extent indicated in the student’s IEP. The class size for those students whose special education needs consist primarily of the need for specialized instruction in a setting of 15:1, 12:1, and 12:1:1.