Special Education Department
The purpose of Special Education:
"To ensure that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasized special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living" (IDEA, 2004).
Welcome to Special Education. Washington County School District (WCSD), in accordance with Utah State Office Special Education Rules and Policies, offers a continuum of special education services designed to provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for your child with a disability. Our department values that students with disabilities have access to and progress in the general core curriculum within a safe learning environment. Placement decisions, related services decisions, and instructional decisions should occur within the collaborative framework of a child's individualized educational program (IEP).
This site is intended to promote greater understanding about the continuum of special education services available to meet the unique needs of a student as a result of the student’s disability. We invite administrators, teachers, related service personnel, other school personnel, and parents to access the resources available.
Child Find: (§300.109 and §300.111) (USBE SER II.A.)
Do you suspect that your child/student has a disability that falls under IDEA?
Washington County School District has policies and procedures to ensure that all students with disabilities ages birth through 21 (including students who are highly mobile -- such as students who are migrant and homeless, students who have been suspended or expelled from school, students who have not graduated from high school with a regular high school diploma, those who are suspected of being a student with a disability and who are in need of special education or special education and related services even though they are advancing from grade to grade, and regardless of the severity of the disability, and home school students within the LEA’s boundaries) are identified, located, and evaluated. The determination that a student is a “student with a disability” under these procedures must be made on an individual basis, by a team made up of the parent and school personnel determined by the student’s LEA.
Summer Special Education Professional Development:
AUG 2, 2017 Opening Institute-CANCELED
TC-40D Tax form-contact Liline Walter at 435-673-3553 ext 5147
As required by Federal Regulations (see below), WCSD maintains student records for three years and then archives part of the file. The originals are destroyed if not requested from the school district.
VIII.S. RECORDS RETENTION REQUIREMENTS.
As required by Federal regulations, all records related to Federal grant funds and compliance shall be retained by the USOE and the LEA for three years (or longer if under an audit exception) after completion of the activity for which they used the funds (2 CFR 11 215.53).