High School Special Ed.
Both Lakeland High School and Walter Panas High School provide consultant teacher, resource room, co-teach and several departmental class programs as well as all required related services (counseling, speech/language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision and hearing services) recommended by a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Special class reading services are also provided as recommended by the IEP.
Lakeland High School also houses our district-wide life skills program and a 4-6 year departmental program (Departmental 3), and Walter Panas high school houses our Oasis program, which is a collaboration with PNWBOCES providing therapeutic support for students who are experiencing academic difficulties due to social and emotional factors.
It is through the Committee on Special Education (CSE) that specific programs are recommended. Special education teachers provide differentiated instruction based on a student’s strengths, challenges and individual learning style.