• Mission Statement

    The Gadsden Independent School District will ensure that all students will learn by putting education first. The district will provide quality educational opportunities conducive to learning that will facilitate students' individual goals.

    Gadsden Independent School District
TABLE OF CONTENTS
0.0          SEPH 2014 
0.1          Dedication 
0.2                     Table of Contents
       Chapter 1      1.0      Purpose of the SEPH 2014 and Special Education Resources/Links 
1.1           Purpose of SEPH 2014 
1.2           Special Education Resources/Links 
       Chapter 2      2.0           Referral Process 
2.1           Time Line Chart: SAT/RtI Three-Tiered Model 
2.2           SAT/RtI Process and Referrals for Special Education Evaluation 
2.3           The Referral Process
       Chapter 3        3.0           Disability Categories and Evaluations 
3.1           Special Education Eligibility Formula 
3.2           Definitions of Disability Terms 
3.3           Gifted Education 
3.4           Evaluation Requirements 
       Chapter 4      4.0           Individual Education Plans (IEPs) 
4.1           IEP Required Components 
4.2           Parent Participation 
4.3           The IEP Meeting 
4.4           Initials and Annual Reviews 
4.5           Reevaluations and Reevaluation Determinations
4.6           Transfers Into District, Temporary IEPs, and Diagnostic Placements 
4.7           IEP Amendments
4.8           Extended School Year (ESY) 
4.9           Least Restrictive Environment 
4.10         Determining Service Levels and Settings 
4.11         Participation in District/State-wide Assessments 
       Chapter 5      5.0           Programs 
5.1           Early Childhood (EC) 
5.2           Gifted
5.3           Regular Education with Modifications/Inclusion (INC)
5.4           Content Mastery (CMC)
5.5           Resource (RES)
5.6           Academic Skills Classes (ASC) 
5.7           Living Skills Classes (LSC) 
5.8           Developmental Skills Classes (DSC) 
5.9           Behavior Skills Classes (BSC) 
5.10         Structured Communication Class (SCC) 
5.11         Services for Students with Hearing Impairments 
5.12         Work Study Programs
5.13         Residential Treatment Center (RTC)
5.14         Community-Based Instruction (CBI)
5.15         Homebound (HB) 
5.16         Private Schools 
5.17         Services for Students with Vision Impairments 
5.18         Job Training Program (JTP)
       Chapter 6      6.0           Related Services 
6.1           Related Services 
6.2           Speech Therapy 
6.3           Psychological Services
6.4           Occupational/Physical Therapy
6.5           Social Work Services 
6.6           School Health Services 
6.7           Transportation 
6.8           Assistive Technology Services 
       Chapter 7      7.0          Transition/Graduation 
7.1          Transition Requirements 
7.2          Graduation Requirements 
       Chapter 8      8.0          Discipline/Behavior 
8.1          Discipline of Students with Disabilities 
8.2          Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) 
8.3          Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)