Learning Disability Eligibility
Livonia Public Schools follows the Special Education County Plan submitted to the State of Michigan by the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (Wayne RESA). This plan is consistent with the State of Michigan Rules and Regulations for Special Education, and the federal special education legislation - the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA) - as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which, in the public schools, takes the title of 'Section 504.'
Due to recent changes in the federal laws, subsequent changes in State of Michigan rules and regulations for special education, and the even more recent development and publication of Wayne RESA's special education county plan and, specifically, Guideline for the Determination of a
Specific Learning Disability, the Livonia Public Schools is now in the process of developing and implementing new procedures consistent with the changes in laws,regulations, and guidelines. As such the links, below, to the Wayne RESA guidelines, which includes choices individual schools districts can make, represent the direction our school district is heading, pending the finalization of our specific guidelines and procedures, which are currently in an active stage of development.