From the Director of Information Technology, Larry Hanks:
Dear Edwardsburg School Family and Community Members,
I wanted to take a quick moment and reach out to inform everyone that we are currently taking the necessary steps to update our website as a way to increase our compliance with OCR (Office for Civil Rights) website standards. During this time, we have audited our current website and we have begun adjusting our images, pages, and documents to ensure that we are in full compliance of OCR's requirements. Thank you for your patience during this website transition and please check back regularly for updates on our progress.
Lewis Cass Intermediate School District operates Brookside Learning Center, designed to educate those birth to 25 year old students whose handicapping condition is labeled as severely mentally impaired, severely multiply impaired, trainable mentally impaired, autistically impaired or for those six year old and under students whose handicapping condition qualifies them for a preprimary classroom. L.C.I.S.D. also operates several specialized classrooms for the purpose of educating some students whose disability is labeled as educatable mentally impaired or emotionally impaired.
Seventeen students participate in this specialized school from the Edwardsburg Public School District. Eight other students attend specialized contracted programs in other counties or districts within Lewis Cass.
Special education eligible students are enrolled in the L.C.I.S.D. specialized school through the Individualized Educational Planning Committee (IEPC) process. Each individual student's needs are discussed and using the thirteen-step least restrictive enrollment in the L.C.I.S.D. specialized school is the most appropriate placement to maximize his/her potential.
The goals of the school are defined in the L.C.I.S.D. mission statement and are met when individual students reach toward their maximum potential by accomplishing the goals and objectives on their individualized education plan and are challenged to become as independent as possible.