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7611 - Children with Disabilities

Policy: Children with Disabilities Policy Number: 7611
Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002 Date Revision Adopted: 04/07/2021
Reviewed by Policy Committee: 03/17/2021 Date of Next Review: 04/20/2024
Replacement of Policy Number:  

The Board of Education recognizes the existence of individual differences in the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of children attending school in the District. In recognizing these differences the Board supports a system of services offered in the least restrictive environment for children with disabilities which includes:
a)    Education in regular classes with or without support services, education in a resource room, education for part of the day in a special class, full time education in a special class, home instruction and education in a residential setting.
b)    Providing for the education of students with disabilities with non-disabled peers to the extent appropriate.
c)    Consideration of the location of a school program(s) to a student’s residence, before placement into an educational program
d)    Adoption of written policies and procedure ensuring that students with disabilities are provided appropriate opportunities to earn a high school diploma in accordance with Commissioner’s Regulations.
e)    Allocation of appropriate space within the District for special education programs that meet the needs of students with disabilities.
f)    Assurance that appropriate space will be available to meet the needs of resident students with disabilities who attend special education programs provided by BOCES.

20 United States Code (USC) Sections 1400-1485
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
State Law- Education Law Sections 4401-4407
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Sections 100.5, 100.9, 200.2(b)(3), 200.2(c)(2)(v), and 200.6(a)(1)

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080