Before a student can receive special education and services for the first time, the student must get individual initial evaluation through the Committee on Special Education.
The evaluation helps staff determine educational needs and services the student will be able to receive.
Student with a Disability
A student with a disability means a student who:
- Has been identified as a person with a mental, physical, or emotional disability
- Requires special services and programs approved by the City
- Is still under age 21 at the beginning of the school year (September 1st)
- Is allowed to attend public schools under the Education Law
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Special education services are provided to students based on individual needs.
Individualized Education Programs (IEP) are set up to address the student's personal and educational needs that result from the student's disability, to ensure success in the general education curriculum.