The board held the first reading of the draft for two programs that are being considered: one for preschool and school-age student with disabilities, as well as independent educational evaluations.
The first of these programs will require the district to prepare biennial plans describing the range of educational programs for preschool and school-age students with disabilities. Each school-age student with a disability will have access to, and the opportunity to participate, in the full range of programs and services of the district. Each preschool student with a disability residing within the district shall have the opportunity to participate in preschool programs.
The second program would provide for the parents of a student with a disability the right to obtain an independent evaluation at public expense if they disagree with the evaluation obtained by the district.
The next school board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 21. The public hearing on the school budget is scheduled for May 6.""