Special Education Department Highlights Goals of Students and Teachers

Individualized Education Plan is a Foundational Building Block

South Bay has made improvements on its Individualized Education Plan (IEP) throughout the 2016-2017 school year. The IEP is written for each public school child who is eligible to receive special education. This document is a consistent team effort among educators in the school district and is reviewed at least once a year. 

The special education department remains committed to three main beliefs:

1. All students benefit from relevant and rigorous instruction in the least restrictive environment.

2. All students  will have access to a continuum of programs and instructional services that meet their individual needs.

3. All students thrive from positive relationships and a strong sense of community.

The IEP is a core element of this program’s efficacy, ensuring that students are provided with all resources they may need in order to succeed. The IEP covers a wide range of details, including a summary of a student’s current levels in both academic and social behaviors. After examining a student’s current levels, achievable and measurable goals can be calculated and listed in the document.

Other elements include accommodations and modifications to improve the educational experience in the classroom and any additional services a student may need. South Bay continues to focus on bettering the learning experience for special education students, always believing that students with special needs are general education students first.

About the South Bay Union School District:

The South Bay Union School District proudly serves over 7,500 students in Imperial Beach, San Ysidro, and south San Diego. The District is comprised of twelve campuses, including nine K-6 schools, two K-8 charter schools, and one Preschool. South Bay offers several specialized programs including Dual Language, Instrumental Music, Visual and Performing Arts, and a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Academy.

Media Contact
Company Name: South Bay Union School District
Contact Person: Amy Cooper
Email: acooper@sbusd.org
Phone: (619) 628-1605
Address:601 Elm Avenue
City: Imperial Beach
State: CA
Country: United States
Website: http://www.sbusd.org/pages/SouthBayUnion