We have an entire school dedicated to servicing children with special needs, and they are VERY good at what they do. In addition to very small class sizes (typically 8 students to 2 staff), they have on site therapists and nurses and offer respite care. It is tuition free and available to those who need the services within our county from ages 4 to 26. In addition, they have an excellent school that transitions behavioral students from incarceration or poor family situations (often after being removed from their home and placed in foster care or adoptive services) back into a traditional school.
I am a special ed teacher (off with a sick child today...boo), and I work frequently with the staff of these buildings, and they are the best of the best. My grandfather was the superintendent of our district for a long time, but until he passed last year, I did not know he was the man who started both programs, and I am so proud!
at 10:41 AM on Mar. 23, 2011