In conjunction with Clinton County RESA, St. Johns Public School provides a full array of special education services necessary to meet the individual needs of all students with special needs.  St. Johns Public Schools buildings provide programming in both resource room and self-contained settings for students with a wide variety of disabilities.
 
Should staff members or families have concerns about the educational needs of students, a referral process may be initiated from which it will be determined whether special education services are necessary.  The attached flowchart outlines the referral and IEP process.
 
For assistance in identifying the various acronyms associated with special education, refer to the attached chart.
 
The Michigan Department of Education website provides information to families about special education rules and regulations.  Additionally, you may access a copy of  Procedural Safeguards (see file below) Available to Parents of Students with Disabilities. 
 
Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC) - The IRSC website is dedicated to children with disabilities and other health related disorders worldwide.  Providing numerous categories and links, Online Communities - a place where you can ask questions or share information, access to recent news articles, and books.
 
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.  This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location.  This site will continually modify, update, and add additional informative links.