Kavod Elementary believes in a full inclusion model for educating our students with special needs. Full inclusion involves bringing the necessary support services to the student regardless of condition or severity (rather than moving the student to the services). According to this model, special education students are removed from the classroom only when appropriate services cannot be provided in the regular classroom setting.
“Full inclusion” maintains that the social interactions with regular education students are vitally important and that special services can be provided most effectively in the context of the regular classroom. For special education students, this setting provides the opportunity to model the behaviors and actions of others. For general education students, this setting fosters an appreciation and respect for the fact that everyone has unique characteristics and abilities, and helps them develop feelings of empowerment and self-control. The main objective of inclusion education at Kavod Elementary is that all students regardless of their strengths and weaknesses in any area, become part of the Kavod Elementary school community. As a member of the school community, every student develops a feeling of belonging with other students, teachers, and support staff.