Special Education

Special Education Department


Here at Fern Bacon we are fortunate to have a wonderful Special Education team who work alongside our General Education teachers.  

Special education is specially designed instruction, support, and services provided to students with an identified disability requiring an individually designed instructional program to meet their unique learning needs. The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing a free appropriate public education in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

What is an IEP Team?

  • Parents (and sometimes student), special education case manager, service providers, administrator, general education teacher are critical to work together for the student.  
  • Team works together to make sure student is placed in Least Restrictive Environment that addresses their unique needs.
  • Held at least once a year – Annual IEP (Individualized Educational Program) meetings to review present levels of performance and review progress on goals. 

Team can meet any time to make changes to IEP or address concerns.