LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT
To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public and nonpublic institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not disabled, and special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular education environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability of a child is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
NDE document “Supporting Document to Checklist of Required Special Education Policies, Procedures and practices for Part B of the IDEA” shall serve as an administrative procedure to this policy. The entire document can be found at http://www.education.ne.gov/sped/regulations.html.
Revised: 08/10/09 Columbus, Nebraska
Revised: 05/20/13 Reviewed: 05/20/13