CHAPTER 15 / SERVICE AGREEMENTS
The Special Educational Department ensures that protected handicapped students have equal opportunity to participate in school programs and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the ability of the protected handicapped student in question.
We will provide each protected handicapped student enrolled in our district those related aids, services, or accommodations which are needed to afford the student equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits from the school programs and extracurricular activities without discrimination, and to the maximum extent appropriate to the student's abilities.
To meet the criteria for services under Chapter 15, a student needs to be identified as a protected handicapped student. In order to meet these criteria, a student must be of school age and have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the student's school program.
If, through an evaluation, the parents and the district agree that the student needs to have a service agreement (504 Plan), then the service agreement is written and executed. The service agreement specifically states the related aids, services, and accommodations that the student will receive, and the date the services will begin and end. If appropriate, a service agreement should also identify procedures to occur in the event the student has a medical emergency.