• Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students Policy

    Free Appropriate Public Education and Specially Designed Instruction

    Educational Service District 112 provides a free appropriate public education with specially designed instruction (special education) for all eligible individuals with disabilities, ages 3 to 21, who reside in the district.
    It is the policy of the district that special education services shall be provided in accordance with ESD 112 special education policies and operational guidelines (or procedures).
    Not all students with disabilities are eligible for special education. The needs of disabled students who are not eligible for special education will be addressed individually. If a student qualifies, and as appropriate, the student will be provided accommodations and/or modifications required under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, in accordance with the district's Section 504 Rehabilitation Act policy and procedures.

    Mediation or Resolution Sessions and Related Agreements

    The board grants the ESD 112 superintendent or designee decision-making authority for the purpose of participating in and entering binding agreements in the course of resolution sessions pursuant to WAC 392-172A-05090 and/or mediations pursuant to WAC 392-172A-05060.

    Graduation Ceremonies and Certificate of Attendance

    Generally, in order to participate in commencement exercises, students must have met the minimum criteria for graduation prior to the date of the exercise and otherwise be in good standing with their school through the commencement date. Minimum criteria for participation may be adjusted for special education students whose disabilities have impacted their opportunity to accumulate credits. Each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) team will determine the student's graduation plan, including graduation date. Special education students who have attended four years of high school and need additional time to complete IEP goals and/or credits may request participation in commencement exercises. IEP students will receive a certificate of attendance until they complete their credits for graduation.
    The district superintendent shall develop and maintain procedures necessary to implement this policy. This policy, ESD 112's Special Education Policy and ESD 112's special education operational guidelines shall be available to the public.