Placement: ADMINISTRATIVE CONVENIENCE OR BEST INTEREST OF CHILD?

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Sherry: Is it appropriate to place a low incidence disability student in a non grade appropriate regular education setting based on administrative convenience. For example – a third grade student attending a music class with kindergarten students because there is a paraprofessional already going into kindergarten class and the school does not want to pull another one to go with the third grader to the third grade class.

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I would be curious to know how this arrangement will bring improvements to the third grader’s education. I would also be curious to know if there are any other non-IEP based third graders being placed in a class of kindergarteners. Perhaps this third grader could be placed with others who are doing this to allow him/her to access the General curriculum with peers.

The parent or guardian could request something called Prior Written Notice for how this arrangement was created. This will give them a list of scenarios of the alternate arrangements that the school considered prior to coming up with this one.

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