Placement of the Child
(1)The educational placement of a child with a disability:
(a)Is determined by a group of persons, including the parents, and other persons knowledgeable about the child, the meaning of the evaluation data, and the placement options;
(b)Is made in conformity with the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) provisions of OAR 581-015-2240 (Requirement for Least Restrictive Environment) to 581-015-2255 (Nonacademic Settings).
(c)Is based on the child’s current IEP;
(d)Is determined at least once every 365 days; and
(e)Is as close as possible to the child’s home;
(2)The alternative placements under OAR 581-015-2245 (Alternative Placements and Supplementary Aids and Services) are available to the extent necessary to implement the IEP for each child with a disability;
(3)Unless the child’s IEP requires some other arrangement, the child is educated in the school that he or she would attend if not disabled;
(4)In selecting the least restrictive environment, consideration is given to any potential harmful effect on the child or on the quality of services which he or she needs; and
(5)A child with a disability is not removed from education in age-appropriate regular classrooms solely because of needed modifications in the general curriculum.
Rule 581-015-2250 — Placement of the Child,