Children with physical, emotional, behavioral, sensory, and/or learning disabilities may need special education services and accommodations. As an independent charter school, 21st Century Preparatory School must provide the fundamentals of special education as defined in federal and state law. Special education services are provided within a model of full inclusion.
Upon request, the 21st Century Preparatory School is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.
A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.
Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.
For more information on Special Education Services, please contact Karen Magruder, Special Education Secretary at (262) 898-7839 or Jason Scott, Teacher/Coordinator of Special Education Services at (262) 898-1171.
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