Placement of Students Eligible for Special Education
This memo is a reminder to special education administrators and LEAs about the responsibilities of LEAs with respect to placement of students with disabilities.
All students, including students with disabilities, need to leave school equipped with the skills and knowledge to thrive in our communities and economy. Students with disabilities are entitled to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment possible. Our goal for students with disabilities is to ensure that every student is placed in a school where s/he will experience positive social and academic relationships, receive appropriate support, and learn to the best of his/her abilities.