Special Education Services in Palmyra Public Schools
The Palmyra School District believes our children belong with their peers. Palmyra is committed to promoting a sense of belonging in each child by affording all students their right to be educated, to the maximum extent appropriate, in their neighborhood school. This commitment is possible through the use of appropriate support to enable students to be educated in the least restrictive environment
Students with disabilities should be challenged
to reach their full potential.
Students should be educated, to the greatest extent appropriate,
in the least restrictive environment.
The most effective education occurs when parents and
school personnel work together to help students succeed.
Special Education Services: Students with disabilities that significantly impact upon their educational progress may be eligible for special education and related services. Upon referral, the Child Study Team (School Psychologist, Learning Consultant and Social Worker) will meet with the family to discuss concerns and to determine if evaluation is necessary. If a student is found to be eligible, an Individual Education Program (I.E.P.) will be developed to meet the educational needs of the student. Programs may include accommodations and modifications in the general education setting to small class instruction with a special education teacher. All decisions regarding the IEP are discussed at least annually and the parent/guardian is encouraged to be an active participant in the process.