Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/25/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Parent and Community Engagement
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Report with Possible Action on Services Provided to Students with Disabilities in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 8.01 - Student Nondiscrimination, Complaints and Appeals
Attachments: 1. LRE Report June 2020
2. LRE Counts and Percentage by Schools
File Attachment:
PACE-LRE-June 2020.pdf
LRE Counts And Percentages By Schools - 05.15.2020 (002).pdf
Background: Least restrictive environment (LRE) is one of the most significant components in the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It requires, to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities be educated with children who are not disabled. Removal of students with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes, with the use of supplementary aids and services, cannot be achieved satisfactorily.

The Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities are educated in environments with their non-disabled peers. The preference of the law is that students be educated using the general curriculum in the regular education classroom, with the use of supplementary aids and services. Best practices and research strongly support education in the least restrictive environment (LRE), with access to the general curriculum, because it leads to higher achievement outcomes for students with disabilities.
Fiscal Impact Statement: No Fiscal Impact
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: Your Committee reports having received the foregoing report from the Administration. Although this item has been noticed for possible action, no action is required.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer