General Info/ FAQs
What is our current special education enrollment?
As of September 2019, the special education enrollment was 435. This number includes students who are placed in out-of-district programs, but does not include students who receive speech services only.
How many out-of-district placements does Summit have?
Summit has 21 special education students in the current 2019-2020 budget, whose special needs require their placement at schools outside the district. Total out-of-district tuition costs are approximately $2.8M.
What is the average cost of an out-of-district placement, not including transportation?
The average cost of an out-of-district placement is $77,000 per year.
What does “inclusion” mean as it relates to special education?
Under state law, school districts are required to provide education to each student in the “least restrictive environment." This has been determined to require that special education students, to the degree possible, be educated or “included” in the same classroom setting as regular education students.