Educational Placement



In an IEP, placement refers to the setting where a student will be educated. School districts are legally obligated to place a student in the least restrictive environment (LRE) where they will receive a free, appropriate public education (FAPE). In these resources, parents can learn more about what these terms mean, what some common placement options are, and how to advocate for placements that set our kids up for success.



What does the least restrictive environment mean?

How can I determine if a placement is appropriate for my child?

When can I disagree with the recommended placement?

Where will my child receive special education services?

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