Individual Education Plan

  • There is support through the Othello School District Special Education Program. The purpose of the Special Education team is to determine the presence of a disability and develop an Individual Education Plan. The team provides modifications, specially designed instruction and related services to meet the unique needs of a child that results from the child’s disability. It also ensures access of the child to the general education curriculum.

    An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement for a student eligible for special education that is developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with state and federal laws. The IEP guides your student's learning while in special education. It describes the amount of time that your student will spend receiving special education, any related services your student will receive, and the academic/behavioral goals and expectations for the year.

    Your student's IEP team will meet at least once a year to talk about your student’s progress and make any needed changes to the program. Overall, the IEP team is responsible for identifying and evaluating your student, developing, reviewing, and/or revising your student's IEP, and determining the placement or setting where your student will receive her/his special education services in accordance with the IEP.