Student Services
Philosophy:
All IB schools have a statutory responsibility to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum for all students regardless of disability. The Special Education needs policy places great emphasis on the responsibilities of the classroom teacher to be aware of and make provision for students with special education needs and the rights of students and parents to be fully informed of that provision. The local/national requirements of teachers in meeting the needs of all students with disabilities are based on the provision of Individual with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act of 2004 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, amended in 2008.

The Lucile Erwin staff believes that teachers must establish a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students, including those with special needs. We believe that students with special needs should be in the least restrictive environment. Whenever possible and appropriate, students with special needs should be with their general education peers.

We believe that all staff members have a stake in the learning of all students. For students with special needs, the classroom teacher, exceptional student services teachers, and other service providers’ work together closely to meet the needs of students. All staff members at Lucile Erwin work together with students with disabilities to ensure that students are able to actively engage and become responsible citizens of their communities.