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Special Ed. staff gets recognition

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The New Mexico Public Education Department sent a letter of congratulations to Los Alamos High School’s Special Education Department this week.
The NMPED congratulated LAHS’ department on achieving 100 percent compliance with paperwork and protocols for students transitioning from high school to college and/or the work world.
In order to be compliant, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities are expected to address the following three conditions.
Transition planning is focused on preparing high school students to access appropriate post secondary training, employment opportunities and independent living supports.
Federal regulations require local school districts to participate in annual reviews of IEP files.
LAPS officials said they were proud of the recognition the department received, saying this year’s recognition of the district’s 100 percent compliance “continues the pattern of excellence established by LAHS special education staff over the last several years,” according to a press release announcing the letter.
Karla Crane, coordinator of student services at LAPS, complimented the work of the high school special education team for their service in the education of students with disabilities.
Members of the high school Special Education team responded to an invitation by Superintendent Gene Schmidt to a before-school congratulatory gathering at Starbucks.
At that gathering, Schmidt offered his thanks and praise for the special education staff’s high quality educational services to students.