The Education for all Handicapped Children Act, PL 94-142 of 1975, revamped as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990, guarantees students with disabilities the right to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
The federal “Least restrictive environment (LRE)” mandate aims at guaranteeing that children with disabilities are educated with their nondisabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate. It also calls for additional personnel or related services to assist the child in the educational setting.
Clinton Ave. Elementary School developed two years ago goals that center on maximizing the learning capacity of each student who comes to school. There we developed steady and consistent long term goals that are used for funding, staff development, hiring, teacher and administrator assessment, and policy making, as well as short goals that are revised on a regular basis to reflect growth and support continued attainment of the long goals.