Special Education

The special education process is initiated by a written request for an evaluation of a child who is suspected of having a disability and would require specially designed instruction. District personnel, parent/guardian or student can make a referral to Special Education at any time.  Once the referral is made and documented in writing, a Planning & Placement Team meeting will be scheduled to discuss the areas of concern noted on the referral, review existing student data and determine if evaluations to determine a disability are warranted.  For more information pertaining to the referral process in Ledyard, please review the Ledyard Public Schools: Referral to Special Education Process.

 CT-SEDS & The New IEP

The Connecticut State Department of Education & The Bureau of Special Education (BSE) are working with districts to implement a new IEP format and a new statewide Special Education Data System, CT-SEDS. Please use the links below for further details pertaining to various components of CT-SEDS. 

The New IEP (Draft Form)

Side by Side Comparison of the New IEP vs the Old IEP

Parent Portal Quick Reference Guide