What is an I &RS plan?
Teachers and parents may refer students with academic, behavioral or health concerns to the Intervention and Referral Services (I &RS) committee. Through a problem solving approach, the I &RS committee may determine that a student requires an I &RS action plan. The action plan will include interventions that will be provided to the student within the general education community. The action plan will be implemented and then monitored .
What is a 504 plan?
Section 504 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. A 504 plan is designed for students who meet eligibility. Eligibility depends on two factors; 1.) Students have a physical or mental impairment 2.) This impairment substantially limits one or more major life activities. A 504 plan details accommodations a student requires to ensure equal access to an education.
What is an Individualized Education Program? (IEP)An IEP is designed for students who meet eligibility for special education and related services. Eligibility depends on three factors; 1.) The student has a disability. 2.) The disability adversely affects the student’s education 3.) The student is in need of specially designed instruction. An IEP is a legally binding document that identifies special education programs and services that a student needs in order to receive a free and appropriate public education.Click here for the I &RS Brochure - Purpose, Process, and Policy