Special Education needs are met by the New Berlin Public Schools according to the procedures established through Chapter 115 of the State Statutes and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of the Federal Statutes. Children are referred for an evaluation if it is suspected they may have a disability.
If a child is determined to be a child with a disability, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed to identify the goals, objectives, supportive and related services the child requires. Placement is a team decision and parents are equal participants on the team.
The Special Education Department assists students with diagnosed, special education needs; its programs include: emotional behavioral disability, cognitive disability, learning disability, other health impaired, speech and language, and several other areas. Students are placed into these programs only through a formal evaluation process: referral, evaluation, placement, and programming. Please see your child's guidance counselor if you think your child has a special educational need.