When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
The district recognizes that students whose disabilities adversely impact educational performance and who require accommodation and specially designed instruction can improve their educational performance when they receive 504 services and/or special education and related services tailored to fit their needs. The district adopts the state’s full educational opportunity goal to provide students in need of special education services with a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
Special education programs for students eligible for special education shall be an integral part of the general educational programs of this district, and shall be operated in compliance with federal and state requirements governing special education. The district will provide a continuum of placement options which may include services within and outside the district depending on the student’s individual needs.
Not all students with disabilities are eligible for special education services. The needs of those students will be addressed individually and if, appropriate, the student will be provided accommodations or modifications required under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in accordance with, district policies and procedures.
The district superintendent shall develop and maintain special education procedures necessary to implement this policy. This policy and the procedures shall be available to the public.
Mediation or Resolution Agreements
The board authorizes the superintendent or a designee to bind the district to a mediation or resolution agreement.
Law against Discrimination
Rules for the Provision of Special Education
20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
34 CFR Part 99
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
34 CFR Part 300
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities
34 CFR Part 303
Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities