IHBA -R Special Education Programs for Handicapped/Disabled/Exceptional Students

Title

Special Education Programs for Handicapped/Disabled/Exceptional Students

Designation

IHBA-R

Office/Custodian

Education/Executive Director of Individualized Education

These regulations specify the conditions and procedures under which the District shall address the needs of handicapped, disabled, and exceptional students.

All children and youth with a disabling condition between the ages of three (3) and twenty-one (21) who have not received a high school diploma, received a GED, or otherwise completed high school have the right to a free appropriate public education.

All children and youth with disabling conditions between the ages of three (3) and twenty-one (21) shall be provided individualized educational programs appropriate to meet their educational, instructional, transitional, and related services needs. To enable a parent/guardian to make informed decisions, all of the educational options available to the child through the District at the time of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) shall be explained to the parent/guardian.

A child shall become eligible for services on the third birthday. A youth reaching age twenty-one (21) after the beginning of an academic year shall have the right to complete that semester or attend until graduation, whichever comes first.

Students with disabilities are required by federal law to be included in state and district-wide assessments, with appropriate accommodations where necessary. Any IEP developed for a student with disabilities shall specify whether the student shall achieve the District’s adopted content standards or whether the student shall achieve individualized standards, which would indicate the student has met the requirements of his or her IEP.

The District also shall take steps to make the general public aware that all children and youth from birth through age twenty-one (21) suspected of having a disabling condition have a right to a formal determination as to whether they have such a condition.

Special education for handicapped children shall be provided by the District and through a cooperative arrangement with the Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Services.

  • Adopted: July 8, 2010
  • Reviewed: July 14, 2016