As part of the initial Joint Powers Agreement in 1990, Special Education was a priority to serve the member districts. All students of our member districts are eligible to receive special education services provided by or through GCED (listed below). These services provided to member districts are determined by students' identified needs.
Special Education Services
All students in our member districts are eligible to receive special education services provided by or through GCED. These services provided to member districts are determined by students' identified needs.
It is the goal of the GCED to achieve the highest standards of excellence for students with disabilities based upon their individual strengths and needs. Every student is provided with sound academic opportunities to facilitate their physical, emotional, social and vocational potential. It is our responsibility to provide demanding programs appropriate for all levels of ability and to implement this philosophy into practice for all students.
Educational Services for All Children
It is our goal to serve every school-aged child with a disability who resides in our member districts. If you are aware of a student who resides in one of our member districts and meets one or more of the following disabling conditions or if you suspect that your child has a disability that has not yet been identified, please contact our district office or your local school:
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blind or Visually Impaired, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Developmental Cognitive Disability, Developmental Delay, Emotional or Behavioral Disorder, Other Health Disabilities, Physically Impaired, Severely Multiply Impaired, Specific Learning Disability, Speech and Language Impairment, or Traumatic Brain Injured.
The GCED, along with the member districts, provides a full continuum of special education services for each individual student in the least restrictive environment. Each level of service is available for consideration by the Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) team for all eligible students.
The following services are provided by or through GCED. Services are determined by students' identified needs.