Special Education is a service, not a place. . .
Our commitment to least restrictive environment (LRE) for each student is to ensure that Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams begin with the general education setting, with the use of Supplementary Services, before considering a more restrictive environment. Inclusive education describes the successful education of students who have IEPs with the appropriate supports and services to participate in and benefit from general classroom settings and other natural environments. LRE implies more than just the physical proximity between students with and without disabilities.
The following is a video of Norwin High School student Hunter McGowan speaking to 150 community leaders at the School District's Business Education Community program in November 2012.