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Administration and Compliance

Approximately 40,000 students with disabilities are currently being served by Wayne County's 33 local school districts and approximately 110 public school academies. The large majority of these students are provided appropriate programs within their resident districts.

Approximately 7,000 students have more severe impairments (often referred to as "low incident" students) that require placement in the 57 special education center programs located throughout the county. A center program serves low incidence students from several local school districts at a single site. All 57 special education center programs are operated by local school districts as outlined in the Wayne County Plan for the Delivery of Special Education Programs and Services (PDF).