The IDEA, Part B directs school districts must make a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) available to all eligible children with disabilities in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). FAPE under IDEA includes the provision of special education and related services at no cost to the parents in accordance with a properly developed Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each child’s placement decision must be made by a group of knowledgeable persons.
The Sand Springs Public School District will operate in accordance with all state and federal laws regarding special education students. Special education services will be provided to foster care students as they are to all students following the guidelines below.
Educational placement will be determined annually and will be based on the child’s IEP in accordance with the child’s individual needs
The child will be placed in the least restrictive environment and unless they require some other arrangement they will attend the school that he/she would attend if not disabled.
Timely and expedited evaluations and eligibility determinations for highly mobile children with disabilities will be made when possible.
Children in foster care will have access to related aids and services that are designed to meet their educational needs.
Children will have access to comparable services including summer and extended school year services if applicable.
Children in foster care will not be discriminated against and are considered a protected group.