Edgewater High School is fully committed to supporting students under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  We are committed to 4 purposes of IDEA:

  • "to assure that all children with disabilities have available to them…a free appropriate public education which emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs"
  • "to assure that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents…are protected"
  • "to assist States and localities to provide for the education of all children with disabilities"
  • "to assess and assure the effectiveness of efforts to educate all children with disabilities"

Source: Education for All Handicapped Children’s Act of 1975

Students with documented disabilities fall under 2 categories (Click link for info on differences)
  • Those who have a 504
  • Those who have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

504 -We have a 504 Coordinator, Elizabeth Palermo. Please contact her at [email protected]

IEP - Our behavioral specialist that handles student IEPs is Laurie Scussel - [email protected]