Emotional Disturbance means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance:
Currently, CMSD offers a small, single classroom environment for some students identified with an emotional disturbance who need more intensive supports than in a regular education classroom. These classrooms have up to ten students, a teacher and a paraprofessional. While academics are always the focus, the student will receive specialized behavioral support designed to meet their individual needs. ED teachers receive additional training on utilizing behavioral supports in the classroom in order to meet the needs of their students. The student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) would determine the best placement for the student.