Service Delivery Models

The Chapel Hill Carrboro-City School District serves approximately 1350 students with disabilities in these categories: autism, serious emotional disability, deaf/blind, deafness, intellectual disability, hearing impaired, specific learning disability, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, developmentally delayed, speech or language disability, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment (including blindness). More than eighty percent of the school-age exceptional population is served in a regular class setting, the least restrictive environment (LRE) for them. Services are provided as outlined in each student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). In most cases, the student receives special education and related services in his home school. In a few instances though, the student is transported to a different school for the special education programming. Transportation is provided at no cost to the parent.