Special Education is intended to provide services to students who have disabilities, and who, because of those disabilities need specially designed instruction to make effective progress in the general education program. Special education is regulated by both state and federal law. It is the goal of the Gateway Regional School District to make the general education environment the appropriate placement for all students however we provide a full continuum of services and programs to ensure that the needs of our special education students are met and that they are able to access the general education program to the greatest extent possible.
Gateway Regional School District Special Education department provides a variety of programs and services designed specifically to meet the needs of our special education students. Each student in special education has been evaluated, determined eligible by a team , and has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that details the goals, services, and placement appropriate to the student's needs.
It is the belief of the Gateway Regional School District that all students can learn and that there are various learning styles and approaches to learning. There is always a focus on improving teaching and learning in the classroom as a critical component of intervention, whether it be under the umbrella of special education or not.