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7612 - Grouping by Similarity of Needs

Policy: Grouping by Similarity of Needs Policy Number: 7612
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 will provide appropriate special education and related services to students with disabilities. For those students for whom and appropriate education requires that they be placed together for purposes of special education, the following guidelines shall apply:
a)    That each student with a disability shall be identified, evaluated and placed as determined by the Committee on Special Education (CSE).

b)    The Committee shall determine written goals and corresponding short –term instructional objectives for each student with a disability by considering the special and individual needs of each student with a disability.

c)    The Committee shall recommend to the Board of Education appropriate educational programs and services for each student with a disability based upon the CSE evaluation.

d)    The CSE shall provide information to those teachers and professional who arrange instructional groups for students with disabilities.  Information shall include physical, psychological and social information as well as achievement test results.

e)    The curriculum and instruction provided to students with disabilities who are grouped by similarity of needs shall be consistent with the individual needs of each student in the group

f)    Students with disabilities may be grouped according to (1) academic or educational achievement and learning characteristics; (2) social needs; (3) physical development and; (4) management needs.

g)    When grouping students by similarity of needs, the social needs or physical development of a student shall not be the sole determinant for placement of a student in a special education program.

h)    The management needs of such students may vary, provided that environmental modifications, adaptations, or human or material resources required to meet the needs of any one student in the group are provided and do not consistently detract from the opportunities of other students in the group to benefit from instruction.

8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Sections 200.2(b)(3),200.6(a)(3)

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