Special Education

The School District of Lancaster provides to each protected handicapped student those related aids, services, or accommodations that are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in a benefit from the public school program and extracurricular activities. Services are provided without discrimination or cost to the student or family.

To qualify for services under ADA Section 504, the students must be school age and have a physical or mental disability or condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. The disability or condition impacts the student’s access to participate in the public school program. These services and protections are distinct from those under IDEA 2004.

For further information on the rights of parents and children, provision of services, screenings and evaluations, and procedural safeguards, you may contact a principal in writing. Only students enrolled in The School District of Lancaster are eligible for services.