If your child has a disability, special education can help your child learn. As the parent, you are an important part of the team to decide if your child qualifies for special education, and if so, receive an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The process starts with a referral that can come from you, a teacher, nurse, doctor, or from an early childhood screening.For more information, please contact our office at (608)361-4020. Additional information about special education, including some frequently asked questions, can found online in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Special Education Team.
School District of Beloit Special Education Vision, Mission, & Beliefs
All students can learn and will achieve at high levels when they are provided the opportunity to engage in educational programming that is designed appropriately to meet their individual learning needs. The School District of Beloit is dedicated to identifying and meeting the diverse needs of each student through individualized educational programming so that our students with disabilities will achieve at high levels.
The Special Education staff in the School District of Beloit is committed to working cooperatively with families, students, colleagues, the community, and other professionals in order to support the success of students with disabilities at high levels of achievement, transition into adulthood, and in the student’s overall well-being so that the each student has every opportunity to reach their fullest potential and is adequately prepared for life beyond high school.
- All students can learn and achieve at high levels. A student’s level of highest potential is unique to that student.
- All students should be educated in a school community where everyone belongs, is accepted, and respected.
- Students with disabilities are regular education students first. A student’s label does not define who they are or what they can do.
- Students with disabilities should be educated in the least restrictive environment.
- Each student’s least restrictive environment is dependent upon the individual needs of that student.
- State and federal law (IDEA) guide our practices. The law is not a choice it is a must.
- The focus of the Individual Education Plan is to meet the needs of the whole child/student.
- A continuum of services offered both within and outside of the general classroom is imperative in bridging the learning gaps for students with disabilities.