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Special Education

Our Mission:

As a department, we are committed to reversing the trend of isolation and segregation of students with disabilities by ensuring all students have access to high quality instruction responsive to their needs and delivered by effective and culturally responsive educators within the Least Restrictive Environment.

Our primary focus is to build capacity and to support staff members district wide to ensure effective instruction is the predictor of student outcomes.

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District Strategic Framework



District Strategic Plan


How Special Education aligns with the Strategic Framework

Individual Student Supports

  • Access to differentiated core instruction
  • IEP alignment to Common Cores State Standards(CCSS)
  • Access to tiered level of interventions matching intensity of needs

Effective Educators

  • Champions of anti-racism through the initiation of courageous conversations and action
  • Data-driven and reflective practitioners

Rigorous, Relevant Programs for All

  • Access to instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment(LRE) that is culturally responsive and differentiated to meet the needs of all students
  • Flexible, evidence-based service delivery models
  • Use of a comprehensive assessment system (data) to drive instructional practice

Collaboration with Families & Communities

  • Goal driven collaboration with advisory groups
  • Increased and sustained collaboration with communities of color




Calendar of Events



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Planning Day
Classified Connections
NCI Initial Training
NCI Refresher

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Sarah Ward - Executive Functioning Conference(k-5)
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Sarah Ward - Executive Functioning Conference(6-12)
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Nuts & Bolts Training
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Job Alikes
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