The Special Education Department is committed to supporting parents and working together to achieve strong outcomes for our students with disabilities. There are several ways that our department engages with families: through email communication, parent engagement series, parent counseling training held throughout the year, and our Special Education Advisory Council.
The district is committed to providing intensive academic instruction and supports to students with disabilities within the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), as appropriate. Our goal is to return students with disabilities to the general education setting with their non-disabled peers. At the beginning of each school year, the students are assigned to case managers and related service providers. Staff members at your child’s school are ready to work with you to ensure your child receives the services and supports recommended, as per the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Students with IEPs have a Case Manager who is a special education teacher, who should be your first point of contact regarding your child’s program/services.
Teachers and clinicians fill out monthly verification forms to record what students were entitled to, what was delivered to them and whether anything needs to be caught up.
Dr. Kim Smith
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services