SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMS: LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT (LRE)
In determining the educational placement of a child with a disability, including a preschool child with a disability, this school system ensures that the student"s service placement is:
Determined at least annually by the IEP Team.
Based on the student's IEP,
As close as possible to the child’s home, in the school where he or she would be educated if nondisabled, unless the IEP requires some other arrangement,
Selected on the quality of services that he/she needs, and
Is in age-appropriate, regular classrooms, not removed based solely on needed modifications in the general education curriculum.