Special Day Classes and Centers
Special Day Classes and Centers provide services to students with more intensive needs whose IEP requires attendance in special education for the majority of the school day. The students are grouped according to similar instructional needs in or as close to the school of residence as possible. Each Special Day Class teacher is assigned an instructional assistant to aid in providing the necessary instruction. Classes and centers are maintained on school sites with general programs wherever possible to ensure participation with non-disabled pupils to the maximum extent appropriate to meet the needs of the individual with disabilities. Pupils with low incidence disabilities may receive all or a portion of their instruction in a regular class and may also be enrolled in a Special Day Class to receive specialized instruction.