Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Framework (What’s Required):
Each local educational agency (LEA) must ensure that:
To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are nondisabled; and special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability of the child is such that education in regular classes with the use of SUPPLEMENTARY AIDS AND SERVICES cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
Reference 34 CFR §300.114(a)(2)(i)(ii).
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