Program Overview

Welcome to the Special Education Department at Mid Valley!

What is Special Education?

Special Education refers to a variety of programs designed to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities.

What happens when a student is thought to have a disability?

The law requires a series of specific procedures to be followed by a school district when determining whether or not a student is eligible for Special Education Services. The procedure includes:

  • Screening
  • Evaluation
  • IEP - Individualized Education Program (when appropriate)
  • NOREP - Notice of Recommended Educational Placement

Please view a flow chart describing the Special Education procedural process.

If a student is determined to need Special Education services, where will they take place?

Under state and federal law, all children are entitled to an educational program which is designed to meet their individual educational needs. For students in need of special education services, an appropriate program is made up of "specially-designed instruction" and the "related services" needed to help the child benefit from that instruction. The program can be provided in a regular or special class or school, depending on the child's needs.

What types of Special Education programs are presently operated by Mid Valley?

The District currently provides support for the following programs:

  • Autistic Support
  • Blind/Visually Impaired Support
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Support
  • Emotional Support
  • Learning Support
  • Life Skills Support
  • Multiple Disabilities Support
  • Physical Support
  • Speech/Language Support