Instruction

6171.5-BP

INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

The Governing Board desires to provide educational programs that enable students with disabilities to reach their full academic potential and that will provide these students with the opportunity to interact with students without disabilities in an understanding, cooperative and mutually respectful environment.To reach this goal, the board provides a full range of educational alternatives to facilitate the placement of a student in the least restrictive environment that meets their individual needs.A student shall be placed outside of the general education classroom only when the studentís specific needs cannot be met in that setting.

 

When a student is identified as having a disability, an individualized education program (IEP) team appointed pursuant to federal and state regulations and established district procedures shall meet and consider the studentís individual needs, determine the content of an individualized education program (IEP) and make placement decisions.Students and parents shall have the right to participate in the development of the IEP.Moreover, students and parents/guardians shall have the right to approve the studentís placement in a special education program, and written parent consent shall be obtained before any such placement is made unless a due process hearing officer authorizes the placement.

 

When considering placement in a special education program the IEP team shall consider the educational and nonacademic benefits of placing the student in a regular class and shall determine what support services would be needed in order to maintain this placement.All placement decisions should promote maximum social interaction between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers, in a manner that is appropriate to the needs of each.

 

Each IEP shall be consistent with the curriculum and course of study pursued in the general education program.Students with disabilities should also receive instruction that fosters their independence and integration into the community.

 

Each IEP shall be reviewed at least on an annual basis.Additionally, a parent, regular or special education teacher may request a review of the assignment of a student with a disability to his/her class in accordance with procedures set forth in district procedures. Upon request the IEP team shall meet and consider if a change is necessary in the studentís placement, instruction and/or related services.††

Legal Reference:

Education Code

51225.3

Requirements for high school graduation and diploma

 

 

56195.8

Adoption of Policies

 

 

56321

Development or Revision of IEP

 

 

56321.5

Notice to include right to electronically record

 

 

56340-56347

Instructional planning and individualized education program

Instruction

 

 

 

56380

6171.5-BP

 

 

IEP reviews; notice of right to request

 

 

56506

Due process rights

 

Code of Regulations,††† Title 5

3022

Assessment Plan

 

 

 

3023

Assessment

 

 

 

3024

Transfer

 

 

3040

Individualized Education Program

Implementation

 

 

3043

Extended School Year

 

 

 

3068

Review of Individualized Education

Programs

 

United States Code, Title 20

1400-1491

Individuals With Disabilities

Education

Act Code of Federal Regulations,

Title 34

 

 

300.340Ė300.349

Individualized Education Programs

 

 

 

 

300.503

Independent Educational

Assessment

 

 

300.533

Placement Procedures

 

 

 

 

300.550Ė300.553

Least restrictive environment, alternative placements; placement;

nonacademic settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy adopted:

05/23/83

Policy revised:

06/17/03