Educating students with special needs in Catholic schools is a challenge facing all Catholic educational leaders. This article provides recommendations to assist administrators in taking full advantage of recent legal cases, state policies, and local special education services in order to serve students with special needs in Catholic schools. Arguing that principals must be conversant in local and state educational policy questions, the article outlines a comprehensive approach for Catholic school administrators seeking assistance to provide special education services in the Catholic school and concludes by suggesting that requiring students with special needs to attend public schools to reach such services may violate the Constitution.

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