608: Instructional Services — Special Education

Policy reflects Minnesota statute and aligns with other District 270 policies.

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this Policy is to set forth the position of the School Board on the need for special educational services on the part of some students in the School District.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

The School Board recognizes that some students need special education and further recognizes the importance of providing a free appropriate public education and delivery system for students in need of special education.

III. RESPONSIBILITY

A. The School District accepts its responsibility to identify, evaluate and provide special instruction and services for students with disabilities who are the responsibility of the School District and who meet the criteria to qualify for special education and related services as set forth in Minnesota and Federal law.

B. The School District shall ensure that all qualified children are provided the special education and related services which are appropriate to their educational needs.

C. When such services require or result from interagency cooperation, the School District shall participate in such interagency activities in compliance with applicable federal and state law.

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Adopted: January 20, 2005
Revised: September 16, 2010
Reviewed: October 1, 2015, March 19, 2019