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Logos Charter School is a public school within the Medford 549C School District. The Medford School District has the responsibility to identify, locate, and evaluate to determine a student’s needs for special education and related services. The Medford School District is also required to provide those special education services, regardless of where the student resides.
Special education services are designed to meet the unique needs of a student in special education enrolled at Logos Charter School.
The IEP team, including the parents, the Educational Specialist, the special education case manager, and a Logos Charter School representative, may decide to deliver special education services in a variety of ways, depending on each student’s individual needs.
Any student may apply for admission to Logos Public Charter School. For students who require special education services, an IEP meeting will be scheduled to review the student’s needs, IEP goals and services to determine if the IEP can be implemented at Logos Public Charter School. In some cases, the parent and the Medford School District may agree through a written agreement that changes to the student’s IEP can be made without holding a formal IEP meeting.
If a student’s IEP cannot be implemented at Logos Public Charter School because the student requires specialized supports through a special day class, the IEP team may determine that Logos is not the best educational placement for the student. If this is the case, the parent would need to contact the school district where the child lives for information regarding programs and services in the resident district.
For many students, special education services are best provided by the Educational Specialist. This allows a continuity of service, as the Educational Specialist works with the student and his family on both his general education course work and specially designed instruction. This would be in close consultation with a special education provider. These services would take place at a location agreed upon by the Educational Specialist and the family.
Direct Service Model
For other students, direct service provided by a special education provider may be needed. If that is the case, the student would meet with both their Educational Specialist and the special education provider directly. The services provided by special education provider (s) occur on-site at LOGOS, while meetings with the Educational Specialist would take place at a location agreed upon by the Educational Specialist and the student’s family.
Speech and Language Services
Students who require speech and language services will receive high quality services through an innovative service delivery model called telepractice, or online speech therapy.
Students come on-site to the Logos campus to have a live interaction with a qualified, licensed speech language pathologist using web-based video conferencing technology. To provide this high quality service to your student, the Medford School District has partnered with Presence Learning, the leader in online speech therapy.
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Are you concerned about your student’s development? Do you feel your student has significant learning, speech/language, physical, or behavioral problems that interfere with his educational performance? Logos and the Medford School District 549C want to find and evaluate the skills of children under the age of 21 so that appropriate educational services may be provided for them.
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Additional information is in our Parent Student Handbook.
Speech / Language Screening
Speech and language specialists are available in the Medford School District. The specialist will screen students at the request of parents and/or the ES at any time throughout the school year. Speech / language screening takes three to five minutes and is used to determine whether further testing is needed.
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Children with Disabilities under Section 504
Some children may have a disability that affects a major life activity but does not fit into one of the categories of disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These children may be protected by a different federal law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Contact your school principal for more information.
For more information or questions regarding district policy or special education law contact Student Services at 541-842-3628.
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If you have questions about special education evaluations and services, please contact the Logos Director of Student Services or Medford School District’s Special Education and Student Services Office at 541.842.3628.
Valerie Barr, Director of Student Services
Jessica Hubbell, Medford SPED