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Welcome to Teton School District 401’s Special Educational Programs. The Teton School District serves more than 200 students with disabilities and special needs in a wide variety of programs.

Students are referred to Special Education after general education interventions have been exhausted. A building level team will try interventions, support, differentiated instruction, and/or modifications to appropriate curriculum in the student’s general education classroom using the Multi-Tiered Systems Support (MTSS) (formerly referred to as Response to Intervention (RtI). If data shows that such interventions are not sufficient, the team will consider whether a referral for special education is appropriate.

If it is determined that a referral considering special education is appropriate for your child, an evaluation team — consisting of parents, students, teachers, administrators, related service personnel, and other relevant staff — determines whether or not the child is a person with a disability and whether or not the child meets state and federal eligibility for Special Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). For qualifying students, an Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed to include individualized goals specific to the student’s needs, as well as possible accommodations and/or modifications necessary to ensure the child receives an appropriate education.

Special Education serves students ages 3-21. The IEP Team makes all placements in Special Education. If you have concerns or questions about your child’s behavior and/or academic performance, please notify the teachers or administrators at your child’s school.

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