Special Education / Sect. 504

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Our award-winning district provides special education services for students with exceptional needs and educational requirements.

Students with mild to severe disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education at no cost to the child or their parents. These services may include specialized programs, personnel, facilities, materials and equipment needed to promote the individual physical, social, intellectual, and emotional growth of qualifying students.

Whenever possible and appropriate, opportunities for interaction with the total school environment are provided in adherence with the least restricted environment regulations. The District plan is in compliance with the requirements of federal and state law and State Board of Education regulations.

Placement in special education programs is made through a procedure of identification, screening, evaluation, and referral designed to identify all resident children who might profit from special instruction.

A complete psycho-educational evaluation is completed by the school psychologist or by an outside agency.

An I.E.P. (Individualized Education Plan) is developed for each student which outlines student strengths and needs as determined by a team including educators as well as parents.

Signed permission and the administration of Parental Rights are required by law for the evaluation and placement of students.


Director of Special Education
Paige Akin
Assistant Director of Special Education
Brenda Thomas

Assistant Director of Special Education
Jack Wietlispach

Administrative Assistant
Sarah Escarcega
IDEA Compliance Clerk
Kim Murphy
Records Clerk
Ana Baltazar

Developmental Preschool
Evette Medina