District No. 118 Special Education Information
Problem Solving Team Process (PSTP)
Solving Team Process is operational in each building. The team takes the
lead in collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data which guides academic
and behaviorial decision making. Teams meet on a regular basis to
disaggregate data. Decisions are made about the school, grade levels,
classrooms, groups of students and individual students. Parents will be
invited to attend an Individual Problem Solving Meeting if their student is being discussed individually.
Parents Procedural Safeguards
Parents Procedural Safeguards include a full explanation
of all the rights available to parents when special education procedures
are begun. These rights are given to parents upon Initial Referral,
along with each Notification of Conference, with each request for
Reevaluation and upon receipt of a request for due process.
Procedural Safeguards (pdf file) - English
Procedural Safeguards (pdf file) - Spanish
Least Restrictive Environment Policy (pdf file) - English
Least Restrictive Environment Policy (pdf file) - Spanish
When an Initial Referral is made, the Team will determine
if the referral is appropriate, decide what actions need to be taken
and initiate the procedures.
At this meeting, the Team reviews
any existing information about the student, determines any additional
data needed and the sources of that data. The domains considered include:
health, vision, hearing, social/emotional status, general intelligence,
academic performance, communication status and motor abilities.
At this meeting, the team interprets the evaluation
data to determine if the student meets the criteria and is eligible
for special education and related services.
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
An IEP is a management tool that is developed
to ensure that the student is provided services that are appropriate
to his/her special needs. An IEP includes present levels of performance,
annual goals and objectives, special education and related services,
educational settings, initiation date and duration and modifications
needed in the regular classroom and on testing.
Determination of placement is made
by the IEP Team and needs to provide the least restrictive environment
for the student and to the maximum extent appropriate, permit the
student to participate with children who are non disabled.