Special Education

Some students require specially designed instruction and/or services to succeed in school. In order to provide appropriate educational opportunities designed to meet each student's unique learning needs, we have a continuum of special program options.

Through the Special Services department, our district offers many programs to meet the needs of students ages 3 to 21. Our specialists are highly trained to support students with many needs. Visit the district website to learn more about:

If you have any questions about these services, please call Special Services at 360-662-1040.

Referrals

To refer your child for special education services, please contact a school psychologist.

When we receive a referral, we may decide that your child needs an evaluation. In an evaluation, a team with members from many specialties will assess your child. They will identify your child’s needs and recommend services and programs.

Special Services Coordinator

Our special services coordinator helps organize a range of services for your child. The coordinator works with teachers as teachers create Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The coordinator also works with our Special Services team to find appropriate services for your child. They can also start the process to arrange transportation.

Our district has different coordinators for grade level groups:

Parent and Student Rights (Procedural Safeguards)

For a full explanation of your rights, visit the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s website page about procedural safeguards. Information is available in several languages.