|School City of East Chicago|
|Bylaws & Policies|
2460 - CHILD FIND AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
The Board shall provide for the location, identification and evaluation of all students at least three (3) years of age but less than twenty-two (22) years of age, who are in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, including students who:
|A.||have legal settlement within the service area of the Board;|
|B.||attend a nonpublic school, are served by the Board, or live in an institution located within the service area of the Board;|
|C.||are homeless students, as defined at 511 IAC 7-32-46;|
|D.||are wards of the State:|
|E.||are highly mobile students, including migrant students; and|
|F.||are suspected of being students, with disabilities in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.|
The Board directs the Superintendent to establish, maintain and implement written procedures to ensure the location, identification and evaluation of these students.
The Board shall provide a free and appropriate public education ("FAPE") to all students who are at least three (3) years of age, have legal settlement in the Board's service area, have been identified as s student with a disability, and have not been enrolled in a charter school or parentally-placed in a non-public school until they graduate with a high school diploma, or the end of the school year in which they become twenty-two (22) years of age, unless the case conference committee determines that the student will leave school earlier.
The Board shall provide special education and related services and supplemental aides and services as may be necessary for a student with a disability to receive a FAPE in the general education classroom, if that is the least restrictive environment appropriate for the student.
The Board directs the Superintendent to plan, implement, and coordinate a comprehensive special education program in accordance with Federal and State law.
The Board may enter into an agreement with other school boards to form a special education cooperative to provide all or any part of the special education program required by this policy.
The Superintendent shall prepare whatever administrative guidelines are necessary to ensure effective implementation of the special education program maintained pursuant to this policy.
20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.
I.C. 20-35-5511 IAC 7
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