Chapter 14

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written plan for the appropriate education of an exceptional student. The IEP is based on the Evaluation Report and is developed by the special education staff and the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s). The IEP contains the plan for the educational program via goals and objectives along with the specially designed instruction necessary to achieve those goals and objectives. Any support for school personnel and related services needed to assist the student in benefiting from or gaining access to a special education program and general education program will be specified. The IEP is revised at least annually.

A range of educational placements is available to meet the individual needs of each student in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Depending upon the IEP recommendations, students may require supportive intervention within the general education classroom, supplemental intervention in an itinerant setting, part-time or full-time placement either within or outside of the regular school building or district.

Northeastern School District operates Learning Support, Emotional Support, Life Skills Support, and Psychological Services in each of the district's buildings. Services such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Blind or Visually Impaired Support, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Support, Multi-Handicapped Support and Autism Support Programming are provided in conjunction with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit.

At each step, as part of the IEP team, in determining the student’s individualized education program (IEP), parents are a valued members of the team. Parents are informed in writing of their rights at each step of the process.