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Special Education

  • Welcome to the Special Education Services web page. In Special Education, we enhance learning by providing research-based intervention, engage students with innovative practices, and empower them to reach their highest potential.  We hope you find the information on this page helpful. Should you have questions or need further information, please call the Special Education Services office at 248.489.3388. 

    Evaluation for Learning Disabilities

    Farmington Public Schools (FPS) will be using a Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses model to evaluate students for eligibility under the category of Learning Disabled (LD). The District must use this model until it has a Response to Intervention (RTI) model implemented in full at each school. Currently, FPS is developing its RTI model and will transition from Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses to RTI in the future (anticipated to be no sooner than 2011-12). The Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education no longer permit reliance on only the severe discrepancy model (discrepancy between IQ and achievement scores). If you have questions about this new process, please see your child’s special education staff or contact the Special Education Services department at 248.489.3388. The Michigan Department of Education website also has additional information at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/OSE-EIS_Memorandum_10-07_321440_7.pdf

    Severe Cognitive Impairment and Severe Multiple Impairments programs operate a minimum of 1,150 hours of instruction with no breaks greater than ten consecutive days of pupil instruction.

     

    Notice of Nondiscrimination

    Farmington Public Schools shall not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status in any of its programs, services, activities or employment. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Human Resource Specialist, 32500 Shiawassee, Farmington, MI 48336, 248.489.3356

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