Special Education & Student Services is a constellation of activities, functions and services designed to help identified students experience success and benefit from school experiences. Student services programs touch the lives of various children in the District. Services include programming for children with disabilities from age three through age 21, support for students experiencing homelessness as defined by McKinney-Vento, and English Language (EL) Program for students that English is their second language. Students are provided these services in order to: better understand their own uniqueness, adjust to the demands of the school environment, achieve social and academic competence, assume responsibility, set goals, and make meaningful life decisions.
The success of student services programs is dependent upon a team approach of teachers, student services personnel and the school's administrative-supervisory staff. Essentially, student services are provided directly to students or indirectly through teachers, parents, administrators, school programs or activities and community agencies.