NMPED Congratulates LAHS Special Education Team

LAPS Coordinator of Students Services Karla Crane, Special Education contact person Carol Moore and Special Education teachers Shannon Dopke, Stephanie Meyer and Lori Elton gather for a celebration with Superintendent Gene Schmidt this morning at Starbucks. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The New Mexico Public Education Department sent a letter congratulating the Los Alamos High School Special Education 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 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 Individualized Education Programs (IEP) files. 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. 

Coordinator of Student Services Karla Crane 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. Dr. Schmidt offered his thanks and praise for the special education staff’s high quality educational services to students.


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