|Office Manager||Susan Strader|
|Ages||Birth-21 years of age|
The Dallas School District believes that every child is entitled to a free and appropriate public education regardless of the nature or severity of his or her disability. Our staff seeks not only to educate, but to affirm the individual dignity and self-worth of each child with a disability.
Once a parent or school staff person believes a child may have a disability, a Student Support Team is convened to review specific information about the child and determine whether or not an evaluation is needed. If the Team suspects a disability may exist, that child is referred to Special Education staff for a formal assessment.
Once a student is identified as having a disability, he or she is served through an Individualized Education Plan or IEP. The IEP is a collaborative effort on the part of the IEP Team, of which parents are an integral part. The IEP Team also consists of special and regular educators, as well as other specialists knowledgeable about the student’s individualized needs. In addition, every child served through special education has a set of procedural safeguards in place to ensure that his or her right to a free and appropriate education is maintained.
In order to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities, we offer a wide range of special programs:Educational Resource Centers (ERC) Serving students in the academic areas of reading, language arts and math.
Developmental Learning Centers (DLC) Serving students with moderate to severe disabilities in the areas of life skills and sensory needs.
Instructional Learning Center (ILC), Structured Learning Program (SLP), and Polk Alternative/New Options Program (PAS) Serving students requiring a higher degree of behavioral support.
Daily Living Skills/Project Achieve (DLSC) Serving students 18 years or older, with moderate to severe disabilities, in the areas of independent living skills and community involvement.
Services are provided to students through placement in their regular classrooms, part time in special classrooms, self-contained classes, as well as off-campus program sites. We believe serving students with disabilities to be a shared responsibility between special and regular education, and the majority of students spend most or all of their day in regular education classes.
The Dallas School District works with the Willamette Education Service District (WESD) to provide Communication Specialists for students requiring direct services in these areas, as well as consultative and related supports/services for students having even more specialized needs through the WESD Regional Programs.
All school districts are required to share the number of seclusions and/or restraints conducted throughout the school year. Here is the link for Dallas School District 2011/2012 school year…. Restraint Report 2011-2012 school year