Thursday night, Hamilton County's director of special education presented plans to the school board that will provide more opportunities for students with disabilities.

The school system lost a civil lawsuit to a family with a son who has Down syndrome.

Five years ago, Luka Hyde was forced to transfer from Normal Park Elementary to Red Bank because he has Down syndrome.

He and his mother listened to the presentation and they are satisfied with the plans for more inclusion in the classroom.

After the school board meeting, 15-year-old Luka Hyde was a social butterfly, giving people hugs and shaking hands.

Hyde and his mother Deborah Raush attended the meeting because they say Hamilton County schools need more inclusion for students with disabilities.

In 2013, Raush was satisfied with Luka's achievements at Normal Park but the department of education moved him to Red Bank.

“The judge ruled that Hamilton County had denied Luka his right to free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment which was ruled to be his zone school,” says Raush.

The director of special education, Garfield Adams, presented a plan to allow more inclusion for students with disabilities.

“That would be exposure to general curriculum and socialization for age appropriate peers,” says Adams.

The plan would provide teachers with more support and training to help educate every student.

Raush says she thinks the plan will create the most positive impact on education.

Raush says many students like Luka benefit most from being in a diverse classroom.

She compares the learning process to multi-aged sports.

Hyde's family did win the lawsuit against the county and the state but the Hamilton County Department of Education is appealing.

That case will go to court next week.