LOGAN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Title Special Education Number471
Section400 Instructional ProgramsApproval DateMay 18, 2010
Subsection470 Special Education ProgramsRevised DateNovember 14, 2017


1. PURPOSE
1.1 We believe that education needs to be focused on individual students as much as possible and that appropriate learning avenues should be provided to reach and challenge all learners, including students with disabilities and students from all cultural backgrounds.
1.2 To ensure that all students with disabilities, ages 3 through 22, have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.
2. REFERENCES
2.1 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Public Law 108-446
2.2 Utah Code Ann. § Sections 53A-15-301(1) (2002) through 53A-15-305
2.2 USBE State Rules: R277-750 Education Programs for Students with Disabilities
2.3 Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules
3. DEFINITIONS
3.1 Students with Disabilities: means students between the ages of 3 and 22, inclusive, with educational disabilities as established by federal and state regulations (autism, deafblindness, developmental delay, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment/deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disability, orthopedic impairment, other health impaired, specific learning disability, speech language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment/blindness).
3.2 See eligibility criteria in the Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules. https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/bff61848-ae42-4265-a654-6dae5f398507
4. POLICY
4.1 Provision of Special Education
4.1.A Eligible students with disabilities shall enjoy the right to a free appropriate public education, which may include instruction in the regular classroom, instruction through specialized instruction, or instruction through approved contracts.
4.1.B The District shall be responsible for providing educational and related services to eligible students in the least restrictive environment.
4.1.C Students with disabilities shall have the opportunity to participate in educational programs and activities with students without disabilities.
4.1.D To be eligible for special education services a student must have been determined to meet eligibility criteria for one or more of the disabilities listed in federal regulations or in state law.
4.2 The District follows all provisions of the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Utah State Law, and Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules to provide educational services to students with disabilities.
5. PROCEDURES
5.1 See Logan City School District Special Education Procedure Manual.