Special Education

The Trinity Area School District (TASD) provides special education services and programs for students who are school age and meet state and federal eligibility criteria. To qualify for special education services, a student must be identified with a disability through a school based multi-disciplinary evaluation while demonstrating the need for specially designed instruction.

The TASD offers a continuum of services for all students with disabilities, in order to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in a student’s least restrictive environment (LRE). In doing so, supports in the regular education environment along with supplementary aids and services are looked at first for all students, prior to the consideration of more restrictive settings. The TASD believes that all students should have the chance to be included in all school settings as agreed to by a student’s IEP team.

In helping to support all students, the TASD provides students with a rigorous regular education curriculum, researched based interventions and small group options in the elementary, middle and high school settings. The TASD employs highly qualified paraprofessionals and embraces professional development for staff in many areas, such as co-teaching, positive behavior interventions and supports and differentiated instruction.