Policy 6421 – Services for Students with Disabilities

In recognizing its responsibility to provide a complete and appropriate education for all students of the District, the School Board shall provide services for all students with disabilities. The District shall ensure that all related services needed to assist an individual student to benefit from special education services will be provided. Students with disabilities will be educated within the least restrictive environment that will satisfactorily meet their educational needs.

These procedures shall meet state and federal law requirements, including child find activities, least restrictive environment, Individualized Education Program and due process.

The District shall adhere to all due process safeguards for parental rights and appeal within the parameters of state and federal laws governing the operation of services for students with disabilities. The Director of Special Education and Student Support will be responsible for implementing procedures to ensure that students and parents are afforded the procedural safeguards established by State and Federal laws.

The District will attempt to locate all students residing within the District who have a disability regardless of the severity of the disability and who are in need of special education and related services. The District shall utilize an Individualized Education Program Team approach when evaluating students suspected of having a disability. The Individualized Education Program Team shall determine and document that a student has a disability and a need for special education and related services.


  • Wisconsin Statutes
    • Sections 118.13 [Student discrimination prohibited]
    • 118.30(2)(b)1 [Testing of students with disabilities]
    • 121.53(3) [Transportation for students with disabilities]
  • Chapter 115, Subchapter V [Educational programs and services for students with disabilities]
  • Wisconsin Administrative Code
    • PI 11 [Rules governing educational programs and services for students with disabilities]
    • PI 16 [Testing of students with disabilities; state-required tests]
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [Educational programs and services for students with disabilities]
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [Accommodating the needs of handicapped students]


  • 3511, Transportation
  • 5110, Equal Educational Opportunities
  • 5260, Open Enrollment – Full Time
  • 5270, Open Enrollment – Part Time
  • 5475, Discipline of Students with Disabilities
  • 6100, Mission, Vision, Goals, Results
  • 6330, Privacy Rights in District Programs
  • 6422, Homebound Instruction
  • 6427, Individual and Remedial Services
  • 6432, Class Size
  • 6456, Graduation Requirements
  • 6460, Testing/Assessment
  • Special Education Program and Procedure Manual
  • Section 504 Program Plan




  • January 29, 2002
  • March 26, 2013