SSL Certificate
St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

308  Instructional Services—Special Education

I.  PURPOSE
 
The purpose of this policy is to set forth the position of the School Board on the need for special educational services on the part of some students in the school district. 
 
II.  GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
 
The School Board recognizes that some students need special education and further recognizes the importance of providing a free appropriate public education and delivery system for students in need of special education.
 
III.  RESPONSIBILITIES
 
A.  The School Board accepts its responsibility to identify, evaluate and provide special instruction and services for children with disabilities who are properly the responsibility of the school district and who meet the criteria to qualify for special education and related services as set forth in Minnesota and federal law.
 
B.  The school district shall ensure that all qualified disabled children are provided special education and related services which are appropriate to their educational needs.
 
C.  When such services require or result from interagency cooperation, the school district shall participate in such interagency activities in compliance with applicable federal and state law.
 
Legal References:     

Minn. Stat. § 124D.03 (Enrollment Options Program)
Minn. Stat. § 125A.02 (Definition of Child with a Disability)
Minn. Stat. §§ 125A.027, 125A.03, 125A.08, 125A.15, and 125A.29 (District Obligations)
20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004)

Adopted:  April 27, 2009                              

School Board
Independent School District No. 15
St. Francis, Minnesota
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