If you are a parent or guardian of a special education student and you have a question or questions regarding your child, please send your question to email@example.com and the special education department staff will respond to your email and also post the question(s) and answer(s) on this website. No names or identifiable information will be used on the website. Check back frequently as this page will be updated weekly.
Q. Do all Special Education students have to ride Special Education buses?
A. Not all Special Education students need to ride on a Special Education bus. The Special Education buses are equipped to transport students with wheelchairs or other physical conditions that interfere with the child's ability to ride the regular school bus. There are also situations where Special Education students need to attend programs that are not available at their home school and must be transported to a different school by the Special Education bus. The IEP team determines if a child requires special transportation and a statement is included in the child's IEP.
Q. Who should I contact if I think my child has a disability?
A. If the child is school age, the first person a parent may want to talk with about concerns is the child's teacher. Every school has a committee composed of teachers, specialists, and the parent(s) which meets to discuss concerns when a child is struggling in school. The Committee develops a plan to provide scientific, research-based interventions that will target the child's areas of weakness and documents the child's progress with the interventions. This is typically the first step that a parent may want to try. For children who are not school age, parents should contact the Special Education Office directly and they will be provided with the information they need.