Department of Special Services

The Board of Education provides all educationally handicapped students with special education and related services appropriate to their needs. The spectrum of services includes out-of-district programs, self-contained classes, resource center classes (both in-class and pull-out), supplemental instruction, and full mainstreaming. Support services include speech and language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, and supported employment. These support services are based upon individual student needs as identified by the Child Study Team.

The Special Services office serves as the consultant and advisor to school personnel in dealing with all matters pertaining to learning and the adjustment of children as individuals and as a group. The Director of Special Services/Special Projects provides leadership for a wide range of support personnel, including a school psychologist, a social worker, three learning consultants, instructional aides, speech therapists, homebound instructors, special education teachers, and related services personnel.