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Special Education

The California Education Code (section 56031) defines special education as:

  • Specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of individuals with exceptional needs, whose educational needs cannot be met with modification of the general instruction program; and
  • Related services that help individuals with special needs to benefit from specially designed instruction. Special education is an integral part of the total public education system. Other features of special education are:
    • It is provided in a way that promotes maximum interaction between students with and without disabilities in a manner which is appropriate to the needs of both;
    • Services are provided at no cost to parents;
    • It provides a full range of program options to meet the educational and service requirements of individuals with exceptional needs in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The LRE is generally the setting that is most similar to those attended by general education students.

It provides a full range of program options to meet the educational and service requirements of individuals with exceptional needs in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The LRE is generally the setting that is most similar to those attended by general education students.

For more information about Special Education in LBUSD, please click here.

Special Education at Muir

John Muir Academy has 3 mild/moderate special day classrooms for students, including a K-1 classroom, a primary (2nd-3rd) classroom, an upper elementary (4th-5th) classroom, and a middle school (6th-8th) classroom. Muir also has a full time Resource Specialist Program (RSP) teacher and speech teacher to provide services to students with special needs.