The Special Education services for each student with disabilities are written into the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). Services may be provided in a variety of settings, with the goal being to educate each student in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE); which means providing services in the regular classroom environment to the maximum extent possible.
The following list of educational settings is in order from least to move restrictive environment:
- Collaboration/Consultation Services - Regular Education Classes: These services focus on intervention specialist and general educators working collaboratively to best meet the needs of students with disabilities.
- Resource Services - Special Class: Support children whose disabilities require a specially designed instruction that may occur outside of the general education classroom. Continued participation in the child's regular class activities is encouraged. The Resource Room offers a modified curriculum which provides a student with a disability a personalized option that is not offered in the general education program.
- Separate Facility: Separate facilities are, typically, schools outside of the district that are designed specifically for students with disabilities.
- Home Instruction: An individualized education program provided at home to a child with a disability which prevents the child from attending a regular or special program even with the aid of special transportation.