Special Education

Special Education

JCS provides free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all children with disabilities and complies with all local SELPA policies and procedures.

Special Education

The Julian Union School Board is responsible for ensuring that all children with disabilities enrolled in JCS schools receive special education services and instruction in a manner that is consistent with their individualized education program and in compliance with state and federal laws in serving students with disabilities. As such, a full continuum of special education programs and related services are provided by JCS as required by an individual student’s Individualized Education Plan. No student eligible to enroll in JCS is denied enrollment due to a disability or the school’s inability to procure necessary special education services.

JCS complies with all applicable state and federal laws in serving students with disabilities, including, but not limited to, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act (IDEIA).

A child with disabilities attending JCS receives special education instruction or designated instruction and services, or both, in the same manner as a child with disabilities who attends school in other District schools.

As allowed in Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Division 1, Chapter 14, Subchapter 7.5, Article 1, 15420, the District serves as the Local Education Agency (LEA) on behalf of the Charter, for purposes of special education only, in a special education local plan (SELPA) approved by the State Board of Education.

JCS provides a free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities attending JCS and complies with all local SELPA policies and procedures.

No individual with exceptional needs, as defined in Education Code Section 56026, may participate in independent study, unless his or her individualized education program specifically provides for that participation.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been developed between the District and JCS which spells out in detail the responsibilities for the provision of special education services by JCS and the manner in which special education funding flows through the District to the students of JCS.

Section 504

JCS is solely responsible for its compliance with Section 504 and the ADA. All facilities are accessible for all students with disabilities in accordance with the ADA. Further, JCS recognizes its legal responsibility to ensure that no qualified person with a disability is, on the basis of disability, excluded from participation, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program of the School. Any student who has an objectively identified disability which substantially limits a major life activity including, but not limited to learning, is eligible for accommodation by the School. The student evaluation is carried out by the 504 team, which evaluates the nature of the student’s disability and the impact upon the student’s education. If the student is found by the 504 team to have a disability under Section 504, the 504 team is responsible for determining what, if any, accommodations or services are needed to ensure that the student receives a free and appropriate public education. The 504 Plan describes the Section 504 disability and any program accommodations, modifications or services that are necessary.