Support Services
Title I

The Title I program is a federal program for children needing additional educational assistance in reading and mathematics. According to federal and state guidelines the children selected must first come from grades K-3.

Special Education

The school district provides programs/services to meet the needs of students who qualify for special education. These programs include specific learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, developmentally and cognitively delayed, speech, occupation/physical therapy, adaptive phy. ed, and others.
Students receiving special education services are formally assessed and meet state and federal qualifications. A request for assessment may be initiated by parents, classroom teachers, special
education teachers, school social worker or principal.

Psychologist

The school psychologist provides direct psychological testing, observation, and consultant services for students in our school district. Referrals come from parents and teachers and are processed
through the principal’s office and the child study team. No service  will be provided unless the parents or guardian have been informed and permission has been given.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The ESL program provides special assistance to students who are English Language Learners. The emphasis of the assistance provided is in the area of English language acquisition, with additional
support in basic skills. Students qualify to receive services for this program through review of the home language questionnaire and language proficiency  assessments. We encourage parents who have questions about this program to contact the principal, ESL teacher or Hispanic outreach coordinator.

Social Worker

The social worker is a resource person within our school who works with students, parents, teachers, and administration. The social worker may work with students during the year, either individually,in a group, as part of a family, or in a classroom setting. In the classroom the social worker uses materials and discussion along with group process skills to help students discover and clarify personal values, learn truths about themselves, develop positive attitudes toward others, and find out how others feel and think about important matters. A great variety of topics are discussed: goals, friends, academic successes, cooperation, study habits, competition, family responsibility, self awareness, justice and values. The social worker may (1) conduct phone and parent conferences during the year, (2) provide short-term family support, and (3) help those requiring longer-term support to find appropriate help. The social worker works closely with the principal and staff discussing school needs and educational planning. In general the
social worker works to improve communication within the school, and between school and home for all those who are interested in the academic and personal development of the children.