Special Education

Special Education is committed to providing a quality educational experience based on the individual needs of each child. Special education services provide specialized instruction for students to minimize the impact of their disability through a continuum of services, ranging from services provided in a general education classroom to fully contained classroom settings.

In addition to special education teachers, students with disabilities may receive supports from paraprofessionals, nurses, school psychologists, social workers, speech therapists and physical therapists. The goal of special education is to provide services that allow students with disabilities to acquire the skills to pursue independent living and post-secondary readiness. Learn more!

Want to learn more about special education funding? Watch a video to learn more from our Chief Financial Officer.

Parents: Get Involved! Special Ed. Advisory Committee » Special Education Engagement Sessions » Is your child with an IEP turning 15? Check here for training on transition planning topics »

The following links refer to the revised DPS policies and regulations related to the use of restraint and were adopted on September 28, 2017.


Concerns can be directed to the Restraint Compliance Officer at and will be investigated and resolved promptly.

Special Education Procedural Safeguards

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