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About Student Services

  • Welcome to Student Services! 

    The Alhambra Elementary School District and the Student Services Department supports inclusive practices for students with disabilities. We emphasize high expectations and standards for all students and educators and continually maintain that student achievement is of utmost importance. We are committed to inclusive practices where assistance for collaboration between general education and special education teachers is provided to meet the needs of all children.  The district strives to educate students within the least restrictive environment (LRE) while providing a free and appropriate education (FAPE).  The current Individuals with Disabilities Education and Improvement Act (IDEA) defines LRE as:

    To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not disabled, and special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability of a child is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.

    Through the use of teacher assistance (Pre-Referral) teams; effective collaboration, consultation, and intervention; and the Child Study Team process, the district adheres to developing and implementing sound academic and behavioral interventions in general education settings prior to referral for special education consideration. As a district, we are committed to maintaining compliance with state and federal  regulations, while employing child-centered “best practices” in the identification for, and implementation of special education and other services.