Least Restrictive Environment
One of the hallmarks of a free appropriate public education is that special education and related services be provided in an environment that least restricts the student’s opportunity to interact with non-disabled peers. LRE is often explained as two distinct, yet clearly-related concepts: the actual setting in which a student with a disability receives special education and related services and a philosophy that a student with a disability should, to the maximum extent appropriate for that student, be educated with his or her non-disabled peers. Both the Cooperative and Hamilton Southeastern Schools support and provide a full continuum of placement options in the least restrictive environment.
Indiana DOE Notice of Procedural Safeguards
HSE partners with many organizations to create awareness and inclusivity for our students. The following are examples of partnerships and programs we have: