(formerly Special Education Services)
Christina School District provides a comprehensive array of services for students with special needs. These include specialized classroom instruction by certified special education teachers, as well as many individualized services designed to promote academic and personal progress for the whole child.
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Each public school child who receives special education and related services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each IEP must be designed for one student and must be a truly individualized document. The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students (when appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities. The IEP is the cornerstone of a quality education for each child with a disability.
Inclusive practices in special education reflect the intent of the law that children with disabilities be educated with their non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible or appropriate. These laws set the precedent for all students, not just those with disabilities, to have the opportunity to be educated equally with their peers and disallow any child from being excluded, no matter how diverse from the general population the child may be. The Christina School District is currently implementing inclusive practices on a district-wide basis, following both state and federal laws
The District offers Transition Services to any student who receives special education services. These services help the students, their families and school staff develop plans to transition the student from school into adult life.
For more information about the transition process, please contact our Transition Specialist at 302-454-2171, ext. 315.