Department of Defense Education Activity

Special Education Lester MS


Lester Middle School has the resources and staff to accommodate the needs of a variety of special needs students. Students who are eligible for an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be provided with the special education and related services they require in order to experience educational success.


In order to implement the Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA) compliance with Public Law 94-142 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PL 101-476), Lester Middle School has established a Case Study Committee (CSC). The CSC refers to a multidisciplinary team of special educators, speech and language therapist, regular educators, related services personnel (counselors, nurse, Medically Related Services, school psychologist), administrators and parents, where appropriate. The Core CSC is personnel who are responsible for a variety of activities involved with the effective functioning of the special education program. They meet to consider referrals, plan and conduct assessments, determine eligibility, and develop programs for students who may need special education and related services.


Child Find is the ongoing process used by DoDEA and the Medically Related Services department of the armed forces to seek and, with consent of parents, identify individuals (from birth to age 21, inclusive) who are eligible to receive special education and related services (speech/language, learning, physical, emotional). Child Find activities include the dissemination of information to the public as well as screening, referral and identification procedures. All referrals are confidential. Anyone who has a concern about such youth should contact the Guidance Counselors.