Programs and Services
ISD 728 provides a comprehensive array of special education programs for qualified students and offers a variety of services delivery models within our school district. Eligible students receive special education services in the most appropriate setting, ranging from at home for young children to their neighborhood school, or when needed, in specialized placements. The focus for K-12 students is always to serve students in their general education classroom as much as appropriate.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) identifies different disability categories under which students may be eligible for services. For a child to be eligible, the disability must affect his/her educational performance. A child may not be identified as 'disabled' because he/she speaks a language other than English and does not speak or understand English well.