Policy Code: IGBA

Adoption Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Review Date: Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Programs for Students with Disabilities

The Iron County School District is committed to the principle of equal access to an appropriate education for all students regardless of differences in learning preferences, differences in the ability to benefit from standard educational experiences, or differences in handicapping conditions. The Iron County School District is committed to abide by the provisions for a free and appropriate public education for all as guaranteed by the Utah State Constitution (Article X) and IDEA 2004. Special education programs are designed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities in accordance with district philosophy, state board of education rules, and federal legislation. These programs shall be operated as outlined in the Iron County School District Special Education Handbook.

Individual educational and personal needs will be addressed through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) prepared for each student. Insofar as students with disabilities can make satisfactory progress they shall be educated in regular classrooms. When necessary, supplementary services may be provided to students with disabilities in the regular classroom, or the student with disabilities may be removed from the regular class for part or all of their educational program. It is projected that a majority of the students with disabilities will receive most of their educational experience in the regular classroom.

While the student with disabilities must be identified and classified for legal, financial, and administrative purposes, every effort will be made to de-emphasize the handicapping distinction in order to maximize the achievement of the educational and personal needs of each person with disabilities.