"I don't have any experience with the school [Evergreen], but I can tell you that all of the children I've encountered who attend there have been wonderful examples of good citizenship and inclusivity. 9 times out of 10, if a child comes up to ***** to ask if she wants to play - and does so in a way that doesn't treat her any differently than any other kid on the playground - inevitably, I find out they attend Evergreen. If I were to put ****** in public school, it would be there. They're teaching and raising excellent future adults." - Recent Support Group Attendee
Evergreen Community Charter School follows all state and federal regulations governing locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities who are in need of special education services and related services.
This effort also includes highly mobile children with disabilities (such as a migrant and homeless children) and children who are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education, even though they are advancing from grade to grade.
Informing parents and or guardians of the Child Find Process and the services available from Evergreen Community Charter School, local school systems, and other state and community agencies. The EC coordinator will assist with communication between home, school, and community services.
NC Departments of Public Instruction Child Find Posters are posted in the main office entry and the Elementary hall entry and brochures are available in the Main Office.
When a student transfers to or enrolls at Evergreen with an Individual Education Plan (IEP), Evergreen provides comparable Exceptional Children’s (EC) services from the student’s previous school.
Evergreen’s EC and 504 Coordinator requests the student’s record from their previous school(s) and will determine if the records are complete.
If the student’s current IEP is from North Carolina, then the IEP team meets as soon as possible to review and revise the IEP. If the student has moved from another state, then Evergreen holds a referral meeting to determine if the IEP team has enough information to continue services without new evaluations or if evaluations need to be conducted to determine eligibility in NC.Discipline
Provisions Specific to Students with Special Needs
1. The Individual Education Plans (IEP) of students in the EC Program will indicate if the student is not expected to meet the regular discipline code and if not, what modifications of the code are required. The appropriate EC staff will be consulted for discipline procedures on a case by case basis.
2. Evergreen will follow the North Carolina Discipline Procedures (NC 1504-2), "Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities" and state and federal law as required for short term suspensions (or multiple short-term suspensions), long term suspensions (lasting more than 10 days or any series of suspensions exceeding 10 cumulative days that results in a change of placement), or expulsion or special circumstances.
Concerns for the education of students with special needs can be addressed following Evergreen's Problem Solving Philosophy and Grievance Procedure. If the concerns are not resolved with satisfaction or a parent wants EC dispute resolution information; the information can be found on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction - EC Division's website here.