Program Overview

Castleberry ISD Special Education Program Overview

The Castleberry ISD will strive to ensure that special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the general educational environment, occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability of a child is such that education in the general education classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.

CISD will provide a continuum of services ranging from full time placement in general education classrooms to self-contained classrooms.

The CISD will provide service with qualified special education personnel in order to meet the special needs of students with disabilities in accordance with Federal Regulations 34 CFR300.550-554.

 Placement supports and services are based on the individual needs of the student and determined by the Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee (ARDC) in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).   Educational programming and placement decisions are always made on an individual basis as determined by appropriate assessment data. After a student’s IEP has been developed, the IEP Team considers where the required services can best be implemented. The general education classroom is the primary placement option that is always considered first. Students are removed only as far from this setting as their individual needs dictate.

Programming Options

A brief overview of some the district’s special education programming options follows. Since services are determined based on student need, this overview should not be considered exhaustive.