Special Services Objective
Clarkdale-Jerome School seeks to provide a free, appropriate public education for students of all abilities. Our objective aligns with our school vision to prepare every student for tomorrow.
Special Services Procedures
Request for Assistance
Clarkdale-Jerome School has a Child Pro Team which meets to assist classroom teachers in responding to students who are experiencing difficulties at school. A request for assistance may come from school staff or a family member. The Child Pro Team develops, implements and evaluates interventions designed to remedy the issue(s). Clarkdale-Jerome School also provides Child Find screenings of young children ages 3-5 that can be arranged by contacting the Special Services Coordinator Beth Wylie at Beth Wylie.
If a student continues to experience difficulties, the Child Pro Team may request that a more in-depth evaluation be conducted by additional school personnel. One of the purposes of this step is to determine possible eligibility for special education services. Referral for additional evaluation, however, should follow interventions in the general education environment. A full and individual evaluation may assess intellect, achievement, speech-language, social/emotional development or other areas as agreed upon by school personnel.
Special Education placement decisions are made with parents, staff, and professionals to determine if the child meets eligibility for a disability. Special education services are based on the individual needs of the student through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This plan is developed by a team including the parent, school district professionals, and outside agencies when applicable. Services are delivered in the least restrictive environment and are dependent upon the student’s individual needs. Clarkdale-Jerome School provides a continuum of services for students with disabilities from preschool-8th grade.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the Civil Rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and guarantees individuals with disabilities equal access to education. Contact the school counselor to discuss a 504 Accommodation Plan for a child.
Procedural Safeguards for Parents
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Special Education Records Request
To request student records, please initiate through an e-IEP Pro if available or fax your request to (928) 639-0917.