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Glossary of Terms
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Refers to the concept that children with disabilities should be educated to the maximum extent possible with children who are not disabled while meeting all their learning needs and physical requirements; the type of setting is stipulated in a child's IEP; LRE is an individual determination, where what is right for one student is not necessarily right for another. 

Local School System (LSS)

Formerly called the Local Education Agency (LEA), the local school district.