Lee County Special Education Association
LRE, referring to the least restrictive environment method of student placement, requires that, to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities aged 3 through 21, in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not disabled [34 C.F.R. §300.550 (b)(1)]. The ISBE will monitor programs and institutions that serve students withdisabilities to ensure that the first placement option considered is a regular education environment, with the use of supplemental aids and services as needed. Special classes, separate schooling, or other placements by which students with disabilities are removed from the regular education environment should occur only if the student's Individual Educational Program ("IEP") team determines that the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in a regular classroom setting, even with the use of supplemental aids and services, cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
(resource Illinois State Board of Education website:www.isbe.net)
For more information on Least Restrictive Environment please go to www.ISBE.net and click on Special Education Services -under Resources -Topics A-Z. There is an LRE Code Determination Manual and ISBE's LRE policy for you to review.
Working to eliminate barriers for homeless children and ensuring a free, appropriate public education.
Who is homeless? Anyone who, due to a lack of housing, lives:
Where can homeless children and youth attend school?
The school in the attendance area where the child or youth is temporarily living.What is needed to enroll a student in Dixon Public Schools?
Can students experiencing homelessness be denied enrollment if the parent/guardian does not have proof of residency?
What if the parent/guardian does not have the school records for a child experiencing homelessness?
This is a difficult and unpredictable time in the life of homeless youth and families. We will do everything we can to make sure the education of your child remains constant.
The Arc of Illinois offers: