Special Education | Kimberly
The special education programs of the Kimberly School District are designed to give support to students with disabilities by providing specially designed instruction and related services for qualifying students. This instruction and/or service allows students to develop independence, college/career readiness, life skills and a level of academic success based on their abilities.
A student must be determined eligible under the IDEA 2004 Act (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and have defined disabilities which significantly impact academic performance that cannot be addressed through general education classes. Once a student is eligible for special education services, an Individual Education Program (IEP) team is assembled to develop an IEP. The IEP is a plan which includes goals, services, and appropriate placement based on areas of need. The IEP is reviewed annually and revised as necessary. Eligibility is re-determined every three years. Parental concerns regarding a possible disability should first be discussed with the child's teacher. Ongoing communication with the current teacher is necessary for short and long-term success. In partnership with the student, staff, parents and community, the School District strives to deliver an educational experience that is second to none. Utilizing a comprehensive curriculum and a highly qualified staff, the students are empowered with knowledge and skills to help them flourish and prosper in a global society.
K.E.E.P (Kimberly Early Education Program) is designed for developmentally delayed preschool children. The program helps with the transition process to Kindergarten. K.E.E.P is overseen by Deborah Metts & Jamie Wardell
The Grades K-2 program is a blended program that works with students with mild to severe disabilities to develop skills to mature, learn and succeed, both socially and academically, in an educational setting. Contact Suni Lisonbee
The Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 Resource programs are designed to assist students with mild to moderate disabilities to mature, learn and succeed, both socially and academically, in an educational setting. For Grade 3 contact Karen Egersdorf; 4-5 contact Angie Champneys; for grades 6-8 contact Michelle Haught; for grades 9- 12 contact Katrina Rodabaugh
The Grades 3-8 and 9-12 Extended Resource program is designed to educate students with moderate to severe disabilities to help develop independence, personal and life skills, and a level of academic success based on their abilities. The 9-12 program also builds skills for transitioning to post-secondary life. For grades 3-5 contact Karen Egersdorf; for grades 6-12 contact John Burk
Director of Programs