Special Education (SPED)

The Rainier School District Special Education Program strives to support all students and their families who meet the special education eligibility requirements of IDEA. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal special education law that requires school districts to provide a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities. A free appropriate education means special education and related services, described in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and provided to children in the least restrictive environment. 

 

Special education services are provided for students meeting IDEA eligibility criteria in the following areas:

 

    Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Developmental Delay

    Communication Disorder

    Deaf/Blindness

    Emotionally Disturbed

    Hearing Impaired

    Intellectual Disability

    Orthopedic Impaired

    Other Health Impaired

    Specific Learning Disability

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    Vision Impaired

 

Child Find Requirements:

 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that school districts provide a free and appropriate education to all disabled children and young adults from birth through 21 years of age. The Rainier School District requests assistance with the identification of any disabled children ages 0 through 21, who are not enrolled or currently being served in one of the District's schools.

 

If you know of any disabled children ages 0 through 21, who are not receiving education services, please call the Rainier School District Special Services Department at (503) 556-9121 or complete the form to request additional information about our services.


Director of Special Services:

Heidi Schafer

Phone:(503)556-9121

heidi_schafer@rsd.k12.or.us


Special Services SecretaryL

Melissa Pratt

Phone:(503)556-9121

melissa_pratt@rsd.k12.or.us 

Our Staff

Cara Mortlock

Cara Morlock

Cindy Coughlin

Coughlin

Tracy Williams

Tracy Williams

Andrea Hulegaard

Andrea Hulegaard

Krystle Wheatley

Krystle Wheatly

Melissa Hood

Melissa Hood

Leora Newton

Leora Newton
Anne Miller
Anne Miller

Kristi Crape

Kristi Crape

Keri Gray

Keri Gray

Mary Harrington

Mary Harrington

Diane Pruyne

Diane Pryune

Brenda Cameron

Brenda Cameron

Jenna Lefebvre

Jenna Lefebvre

Mica Lires

Mica Lires

Brittney Cantrell

Brittney Cantrell

Julie Larson

Julie Larson

Sheila Heflin

Sheila Heflin

Kaitlynn Rhoads

Kaitlynn Rhoades

Cynthia McCormick

Cynthia McCormick

Casandra Brown

Casandra Brown

Chloe Buck

Chloe Buck