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Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students

The board recognizes that students whose disabilities adversely impact educational performance and who require specially designed instruction can improve their educational performance when they receive special education and related services tailored to fit their needs. The district adopts the state’s full educational opportunity goal to provide students in need of special education services with a free appropriate public education.

Special education programs for eligible students will be an integral part of the general educational programs of this district, and will be operated in compliance with federal and state requirements governing special education. The district will provide a continuum of placement options, which may include services within and outside the district depending on the student’s needs.

Not all students with disabilities are eligible for special education services. The needs of those students will be addressed individually and if, appropriate, the student will be provided accommodations or modifications required under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in accordance with district policy and procedures.

Mediation or Resolution Agreements

The board authorizes the superintendent or a designee to bind the district to a mediation or resolution agreement.

Commencement Exercises/Certificate of Attendance

The district shall permit any student who is receiving special education or related services and who will continue to receive services between the ages of 18 and 21 to participate in the district graduation ceremony after four years of high school attendance.

In lieu of a diploma, the district shall provide the student with a certificate of attendance. Receiving the certificate of attendance does not preclude a student from continuing to receive special education and related services according to the individualized education program and completing courses in pursuit of a diploma or the certificate of individual achievement.

Receipt of a certificate of attendance is not equivalent to receipt of the high school diploma or a certificate of individual achievement.

The district superintendent will develop and maintain special education procedures necessary to implement this policy. This policy and the procedures will be available to the public.

Procedures will include:  Free appropriate public education (FAPE); Least restrictive environment (LRE); procedural safeguards (including confidentiality procedures); and students receiving services in private schools.


Cross-References: Board Policy 2162 Education of Students with Disabilities under Section 504
2410 High School Graduation Requirements
3231 Student Records
3241 Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Actions
3246 Restraint, Isolation and Other Uses of Reasonable Force
4217 Effective Communication


Legal References: Chapter 28A.155  RCW  Special Education
RCW 28A.600.485 Restraint of students with individualized education programs or plans developed under section 504 of the rehabilitation act of 1973 – Procedures – Definitions
RCW 28A.600.486 District policy on the use of isolation and restraint — Notice to parents and guardians of children who have individualized education programs or plans developed under section 504 of the rehabilitation act of 1973
RCW 28A.605.020 Parents’ Access to Classroom or School Sponsored Activities — Limitation
Chapter 49.60 RCW  Discrimination — human rights commission
WAC 392-172A Rules for the Provision of Special Education
29 U.S.C. 794 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as  amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974, Pub. L. 93-516, 29 U.S.C. 794
20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004
42 U.S.C. 12131-12133 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
28 CFR Part 35 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability n State and Local Government Services
34 CFR Part 99 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
34 CFR Part 104 Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance
34 CFR Part 300 Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities
34 CFR Part 303 Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities


Adoption Date:  01.08.96

Clover Park School District

Revised: 08.21.00; 05.14.01; 09.10.07; 04.07.08; 07.09.12; 07.29.16