Special education is specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of an individual with a disability. Our mission is to ensure that all students with disabilities receive a free appropriate education that meets the individual's needs in the least restrictive environment. We have a full continuum of options available to students with disabilities.
If a parent suspects their child may have a disability, they are encouraged to contact the child's teacher or principal. In an attempt to fully understand the child's educational needs and provide appropriate intervention, the problem solving approach is used. A school-based team will determine discrepancy from peers, rate of educational progress and instructional need of the individual student. If it is determined special education services are required, the student is then determined to be eligible for special education services as an 'entitled individual'.
The individualized education plan (IEP) for services is developed by a team of educators and individuals who know the student best including the child's parents.
Special Education Links
Iowa Department of Education
Iowa Department of Education Early ACCESS
Iowa Guidance for Quality IEP's
Iowa Department of Education Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of Special Education Teachers
Green Hills AEA Special Education Website
|Contact: Kevin Teno, Director of Educational Services|