DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICES
The Department of Special Services continues our commitment to assist students, teachers, and families. We espouse to promote the philosophy of “All Children Belong” and will continue to include and integrate students in our public schools with appropriate supports and services. We will continue to stress student achievement. The commitment to parental involvement is an important component to our departmental mission and the provision of supportive services.
The District Child Study Team(s) consists of a School Psychologist, a Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant, and a School Social Worker. For pupils age three to five, the Child Study Team shall include a Speech Specialist.
The Child Study Team members will develop, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of each individualized education program. Preventative and support services will be provided to non-handicapped students as needed. Child Study Team members will deliver related services to educationally handicapped students as indicated in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).
For students experiencing difficulty in the classroom, the Child Study Team members will provide services to the general education staff, which include techniques, materials, and programs. These services can include consultation with school staff and parents, as well as designing, implementing, and evaluating techniques/strategies to prevent and/or remediate classroom difficulties.