SERVE: K-12 students that have been identified as having a disablity under the guidelines of “The Individuals with Disablities Education Act.”
INDIRECT: The student is in the general education classroom. The special education teacher monitors progress weekly by commun- icating with the general education teachers. This service is provided when a student is transitioning from special education to the general education classroom. If the student is successful in this transition, they are dismissed from special education.
CO-TEACHING: The student is in the general education literacy or English and/or math class. The special education teacher is in the classroom along with the general education teacher. The teachers plan and teach class together. The special education teacher is responsible for making sure that the student understands the instruction and that all student completes all assignments. Surround sound systems are in each of these classrooms to ensure that all students hear the instruction and to help them focus on what the teacher is saying.
RESOURCE: The student is actually pulled out of the general education classroom for literacy or English and/or math services. The services are provided to supplement the instruction in the general education classroom not to replace the instruction. The classroom size is limited to 8 students at a time.
SELF-CONTAINED: The student will be provided math, literacy or English, science and social studies in a special education classroom. Depending on the ability of the student they could remain in this classroom all day or the may attend some general education classes. That is, if the staff feels that they could remain in this classroom all day. They may attend some general education classes that the staff feels they will be successful in. The district has two classrooms that are limited to 10 students due to the severity of the disabilities and 4 classrooms that are limited to 15 students. They do attend P.E., art, counseling, computer classes, music, lunch, reccess, etc. with a general education classroom, if they are successful in transitioning to these activities. Each classroom is equipped with a refrigerator and microwave. Each building has access to a washer and dryer and the secondary students have access to a stove. This allows these students to be involved in daily living skills such as cooking and cleaning. This is provided to enable them to be as independant as their disability will allow them to be when they graduate from high school. All eligible students can participate in Special Olympics.
THERAPY SERVICES: Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy services are offered in every building if the student qualifies to recieve these services.
EDUCATIONAL AUDIOLOGIST: The district has an audiologist on staff that can assist any student if the student requires as assistive listening device. She is also available to rescreen all students that fail their hearing screening done by the nurse.
SCHOOL BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: These services are available to all students in the district. The district has a coordinator that oversees the program. The therapy services and case manager services are provided on campus. These services are available from 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. every day. The services are provided by Community Counseling and Therapeutic Family Services.