Special education is not a “place” where we send children who do not “fit”, but rather a continuum of services and programs to supplement a student’s access to general education. Services offered to a student are determined by individualized education plans-- IEPs-- that consider the student’s educational level, learning style, and impact on his or her specific disability.
The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) ensures access to educational services for all students with disabilities through appropriate interventions in the least restrictive environment.
We believe that all children learn; therefore, all students are included in our district plan for student achievement. Services are available for children from birth to 26 years of age who have been determined through evaluation to have an impairment that adversely affects his or her education.
Pontiac School District parents are provided a full explanation of all of the procedural safeguards available under IDEA in the handbook, Pontiac School District Special Education Procedural Safeguards.