The goal of state compensatory education is to reduce any disparity in performance on assessment instruments or disparity in the rates of high school completion between students at risk of dropping out of school and all other LEA students.
The District’s pre-kindergarten program is designed to develop skills necessary for success in the regular public school curriculum, including language, mathematics, and social skills.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Government.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. The BISD Dyslexia Program typically serves students in a small group setting, generally between 2 – 6 students. Lessons are typically 45 minutes four-five days per week. The program emphasis is on reading and spelling. The program uses a diagnostic, cumulative, direct, sequential, systematic, and multi-sensory teaching approach.
General Education Homebound
Any student served by the GEH Program, expected to be confined for a minimum of four weeks (or 20 non-consecutive days) to a hospital or homebound for medical reasons specifically documented by a physician licensed to practice in the United States, may be eligible for general education homebound services. The parent’s request for services shall be made through the principal.