The Lamont School District provides eligible students with a free and appropriate education consistent with state and federal laws. These services are provided based on the individual needs of the student and the recommendations of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Team. While the district is committed to locating, identifying, and assessing students in need of special education, every effort is made to provide appropriate interventions before students are referred to special education. The Lamont School District uses the Response to Intervention (RTI) model to provide varying levels of intervention to students who are underperforming academically. Student Study Teams (SSTs) are also used to determine and implement interventions for students having academic, social, or behavioral difficulties.Special Education services are provided under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which was signed into law in 1997. Legislation was signed in November 2004 reauthorizing IDEA as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.