County Schools Exceptional Education Moving To "Inclusion"

Friday, July 20, 2018

County school officials said the exceptional education department is moving to an "inclusion" policy for as many of its students as possible.

The school system plans to have as many exceptional ed students in schools within their zones as possible by the 2019-2020 school year.

Some students will still need to be in a special setting, depending on conferences that determine the best placement, it was stated.

The schools will be moving away from the current system of cluster schools where groups of exceptional ed students are placed.

That has brought high transportation costs, it was noted.

The School Board was told that including exceptional ed students in the "gen ed" program is good for them and the gen ed students as well. "All boats rise," an official said. 

Garfield Adams heads the department.


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