Special Education Overview
The Baldwin-Woodville Area School District is dedicated to its mission; "to create a safe, productive, and respectful learning environment that will meet the needs of all students to be lifelong learners". This includes students who are serviced through the special education team. We are committed to the challenge of engaging students in learning activities that will allow them to make progress toward common core state standards in our efforts to exceed local, state and national standards. We thrive to support a safe learning environment for all and to allow for our students to be prepared for life following high school.
In addition to providing child specific, individualized and differentiated instruction, our team provides a full range of specialized educational services to students with disabilities. It is our goal to ensure that each student has the opportunity to have access to general education curriculum and common core state standards and achieves to his/her greatest potential.
Our special education team does its best to determine the most appropriate educational environments for each student. This determination is made with the child’s parents. We prefer to educate our students with disabilities with their non disabled peers whenever appropriate. When making these decisions we must consider the needs of all students. We will consider placement in an environment other than the general education classroom when the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in the general education class cannot be achieved satisfactorily even with the use of supplemental aides and services.
Our special education programs are cross-categorical. Each child is placed in the program best suited to deliver the services specified in the students Individualized Education Plan, regardless of the student’s disability. Program placement decisions are made in order to ensure the best fit for each child to reach his/her potential.