All Catholic schools in the Evansville Diocese strive to meet the needs of each learner within the scope of its mission and philosophy. Our schools use a model of inclusion for students with special learning needs. Our schools have special education teacher or learning resource teachers on staff who work closely with teachers and parents to help identify strategies, modifications and/or accommodations that can help students achieve success.
Whenever possible, students with special needs will be included in school programs if reasonable accommodations can be made to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. Local public schools may be helpful in providing needed resources to our students.
Once a student is identified as potentially in need of specialized services, a referral is made by the principal to the Local Educational Agency (LEA) so that the student is evaluated. This evaluation is to follow standards established by the state and federal guidelines. A student service plan will be developed for the student with assistance and support from persons representing the LEA.
Marian Educational Outreach offers all 26 schools in our diocese support in the form of on-site funding and a multitude of resources. MEO closely works with the top notch resource and special education programs in the Diocese of Evansville Catholic Schools. Our schools strive to meet the needs of each learner within the scope of its mission and philosophy. Marian Educational Outreach works to support teachers and provide opportunities for professional growth.
The goals of MEO include the continuation of our annual giving campaign, further financial support for our focus schools, as well as continuing to offer support and be a presence in the special education and resource programs in all of our schools.