WHAT SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS/SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?
Greenfield Union School District provides a range of special education programs and services for students from preschool through eighth grade. The district is part of the Kern County Consortium Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The District, in conjunction with the Kern County SELPA, provides a continuum of services for students who require special education. Through special education, instructional techniques, materials and equipment will be adapted to meet the individual needs of your child.
Students receiving special education and Designated Instructional Services (DIS) will be educated with general education students to the maximum extent appropriate. They will be integrated as much as possible in school activities and regular classroom activities as determined by the IEP team.
Special education and DIS related services will be provided on behalf of your child, without cost, except for those fees that are charged to general education students. Services will be provided in an appropriate setting as close to their homes/home school as feasible. When transportation to a more distant school, class or program is necessary, such transportation is to be provided without cost to the student.
**For infants and children below the age of three who are suspected of having a disability, please contact the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office of Education at their Search and Serve Office at (661) 636-4817.
LEAST RESTRICTIVE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
“Least restrictive environment” is that service, placement, or program which can best meet an individual student’s needs and which does so with a minimum loss of contact with general class, students, and programs. Consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), students with disabilities should be educated with non-disabled peers to the maximum extent possible. Here is a brief look at how the IEP team might decide the least restrictive setting for the student to be educated, while still making sure that the student has the opportunity to interact with students who do not have disabilities.