Kimberly: Our son has a reading and writing disability. He is mainstreamed in a private school with support and will be transitioning to our public high school. The public school reevaluation report stated that our son “…continues to exhibit a moderate degree of need for specially designed instruction in reading fluency/reading comprehension and written expression. His needs in these academic areas exceed the resources available in the regular education environment.” Does the statement “His needs in these academic areas exceed the resources available in the regular education environment” mean the district will not put him in classes with peers? We found this statement disturbing as we would like our son in classes with his peers.
Is it legal to keep him separated from his peers because of lack of resources?