The Interim Alternative Education Setting program (IAES) enables a student to participate in general curriculum during a long term suspension or expulsion from their boundary school in order to progress toward their Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and graduation.
The IAES program is designed to support a student’s progress toward their IEP goals by giving them the support of a certified teacher. It will not mirror the in-school setting and specific or alternative courses may be taught in place of the regular education curriculum.
Placement in the IAES program at the Mat Su Day School (MDS) is designed for suspensions in excess of 10 days and must be decided upon by consensus of the IEP team. Once enrolled, students will attend school on a shortened day from 1:00 – 4:30 Monday through Friday. Bussing can be provided if transportation is not available. Students will complete blended coursework with an online component, while receiving individualized instruction. The Special Education teacher at the Mat Su Day School will become the students case manager and be responsible for teaching, inputting IEP data and transitioning the student back to their boundary school at the end of their suspension.
Mrs. Beth Britton, the IAES teacher, will provide services at Mat-Su Day School, Monday through Friday from 1:00-4:30 pm.
ENTRY AND EXIT PROCEDURES:
1. A student on long term suspension or expulsion may be placed in the IAES program by process of a transition meeting involving the boundary school's IEP team, IAES teacher and/or MDS administrator, and parents.
2. The special education teacher at the student’s boundary school will continue as case manager and will provide curriculum if the sanction is for less than 45 days.
3. The boundary school will provide MDS with copies of relevant information regarding the student including the IEP, any functional behavior assessment, behavior intervention plan, manifestation determination, and the specifics of the disciplinary sanction.
4. The student’s IEP may be modified to reflect changes in placement and minutes of service.