7325 - Programs for Students With Disabilities



The District recognizes that students whose disabilities adversely impact educational performance and who require specially designed instruction can improve their educational performance when they receive special education and related services tailored to fit their needs. The district adopts the state’s full educational opportunity goal to provide students in need of special education services with a free appropriate public education.

Special education programs for students eligible for special education shall be an integral part of the general educational programs of this district, and shall be operated in compliance with federal and state requirements governing special education. The district will provide a continuum of placement options which may include services within and outside the district depending on the student’s needs.

Not all students with disabilities are eligible for special education services. The needs of those students will be addressed individually and, if appropriate, the student will beprovided appropriate accommodations or modifications required under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, in accordance with district policy and procedures.

Mediation or Resolution Agreements. The board authorizes the superintendent or a designee to bind the district to a mediation or resolution agreement.

Graduation Ceremony: After four years of high school attendance, students receiving special education services under an IEP may participate in the graduation ceremony and continue to receive special education services up to age twenty-one. Each student's IEP team will determine the student's graduation plan, including graduation date. IEP students will receive a certificate of attendance until they complete their individual graduation plan.
The district superintendent shall develop and maintain special education procedures necessary to implement this policy. This policy and the procedures shall be available to the public

Cross References:
Board Policy 8220 Student Rights & Responsibilities
Board Policy 8500 Student Records

Legal References:

RCW 28A.155 Special Education

RCW 49.60 Law against Discrimination

WAC 392-172A Rules for the Provision of Special Education

20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. Individuals with Disabilities Education
Improvement Act of 2004

42 U.S.C. 12131-12133 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

28 CFR Part 35 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State
and Local Government Services

34 CFR Part 99 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

29 U.S.C. 794 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
as amended by the Rehabilitation Act
Amendments of 1974, Pub. L. 93-516, 29 U.S.C. 794

34 CFR Part 104 Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in
programs and activities receiving or benefiting
from federal financial assistance

34 CFR Part 300 Assistance to States for the Education of Children
with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children
with Disabilities

34 CFR Part 303 Early Intervention Program for Infants and
Toddlers with Disabilities

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