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Disabilities Policy

Students with Disabilities


Under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American Falls School District is prohibited from discriminating against students of the basis of disability. American Falls School District provides a free and appropriate public education to each student within its jurisdiction regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. The school district ensures that students who need or are believed to need special education or related services will be identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services.


Section 504 also stipulates that students with disabilities have the right to participate in school sponsored extra curricular programs and activities to the maximum extent appropriate to their needs.


Under Section 504 and IDEA students with disabilities have the right to be placed in the least restrictive educational environment. To the maximum extent appropriate for the needs of the student, American Falls will educate students with disabilities within their regular school program.


Students with disabilities and their parents have a number of rights and protections. Questions or requests for assistance or information about services for students with diagnosed or suspected disabilities should be directed to the student's school principal or Cliff Hart, Special Services Director, 226-5008, 598 Lincoln, American Falls, Idaho. 83211.

American Falls School District # 381

Hillcrest Elementary- (208) 226-2391

American Falls Intermediate School- (208) 226-5733

William Thomas Middle School- (208) 226-5203

American Falls High School- (208) 226-2531


David Halverson,
Aug 15, 2014, 1:58 PM