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 that 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 Student Services Department assists students with diagnosed special education needs; its programs include emotional/behavioral disability, cognitive disability, autism, specific learning disability, speech/language, and other health impaired. Students are placed into these programs only through a formal evaluation process: referral, evaluation, placement, and programming.
The Orchard Lane community supports students in the least restrictive environment as determined by the child's IEP.