- To receive services from ECIA (Chapter 1), remediation assistance (RAP) or special education programs, a student must meet the qualifying criteria for that program.
- Students with any handicapping condition may receive both special education and Chapter 1 services, if eligible for both services. A student may receive Chapter 1 services only in academic areas in which the student has not been found to have a qualifying deficit for special education services.
- Students whose special education is limited to services provided by a communication disorders specialist, physical therapist or occupational therapist may receive RAP services. Such student may receive any type of RAP services for which they are eligible.
- A student may receive either Chapter 1 or RAP service in an academic area for which the student qualifies, but not both services. A student may receive Chapter 1 services in any one eligibility area and RAP services in another eligibility area.
- A student eligible for special education may receive Chapter 1 or RAP services only if the student has the capacity to make substantial progress toward functioning at a level appropriate to the student's chronological age without substantially modifying the level or intensity of the Chapter 1 or RAP instruction.
Special education, Chapter 1 and RAP services may be combined to benefit the special needs student:
- Separate programs: The student may be served separately by more than one special needs program.
- Cooperative programs: Staff members from special education, Chapter 1 and/or RAP programs may work together to serve more than one group of special needs students in a school. A special education teacher and a Chapter 1 instructional assistant may provide services for students who are eligible for special education and/or Chapter 1 services. Staff time and other expenditures should be documented separately for each program for financial purposes.
- Unified program: One teacher certified to teach special education may provide services to all students in the school who are eligible for special education, Chapter 1 and RAP. The teacher may be assisted by a teacher aide or instructional assistant. The salary and nonsalary costs may be prorated to special education, Chapter 1 and RAP budget accounts according to the proportion of services provided for students eligible for each of the types of service.
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Superintendent: February 1987