Our Inclusive Education work is guided by 8 principles:
- The public school system is the foundation for inclusive education.
- All students have the right to receive a public education in the regular classroom.
- Inclusive education at all levels benefits students with special needs and their peers.
- Each student is unique and needs an individualized approach to education to meet his or her intellectual, physical, social, and emotional and career development goals.
- Parents are valuable contributing partners in the education system and their involvement enhances the effectiveness and accountability of the school system.
- Parents have a responsibility to be involved in their child’s education and schools have the responsibility to encourage parental involvement.
- Students’ participation in all aspects of school life is vital to a rich education experience.
- Transitions are more successful for students when formalized student-centered planning occurs.