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4.11 Exceptional Student Education

4.11 Exceptional Student Education

Chapter 4.00: Curriculum and Instruction

4.11

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

POLICY

Definition: An exceptional student shall mean any child who requires special instruction or related services to take full advantage of or to respond to educational programs and opportunities because of a physical, mental, emotional, social, or learning exceptionality, as determined by a multi- disciplinary team which includes psychological, educational, and/or physical evaluation results provided by specialists qualified under State Board of Education rules. Exceptional students include children who are specific learning disabled, mentally disabled, speech/language impaired, hearing impaired, visually impaired, physically disabled, emotionally disabled, deaf, or gifted.

I. Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board shall annually adopt a plan for the provision of exceptional student education programs for all exceptional students.

II. The annual plan for special programs and procedures for exceptional students shall include: screening procedures; pre-referral activities; referral procedures; eligibility criteria; program placement; program dismissal; and descriptions of program organization and operations.

III. The annual plan for exceptional student education shall be subject to the approval of the

State Commissioner of Education.

IV. The exceptional student education program shall conform to the provisions adopted by the Board and approved by the Commissioner and shall function in accordance with the provisions of law, State Board of Education rules, and other applicable provisions of Board policy.

V. Every parent of an exceptional education student shall be informed about the services that are available and appropriate for the student's disability.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1000.21, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01, 1003.57, 1006.07, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES: 6A-6.0331, 6A-6.03411

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s): 03/11/2003

Formerly: G-10, I-6, I-53

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