Special Programs

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Amanda Smith
Program Director of Special Programs

Jacob Wakkure
Administrative Assistant

Annie Hensley
Instructional Support

The Student Services Department facilitates and supports school and district systems that locate, intervene, identify, and evaluate children ages 5 to 25 with suspected or established disabilities. Services are available at each school within the Central School District to serve students who have been identified as eligible for special education.

School and district programs provide a variety of learning experiences and support services designed to meet the wide range of physical, mental, social and emotional abilities.

Special Programs mission statement

Working together with families and community partners, every student is engaged, supported, challenged, and prepared, as a whole child, with the skills and character to achieve and be successful in school, career, college, and community. Our mission is to work collaboratively to provide high-quality, equitable, inclusive instruction and services to engage all students in high levels of academic, social and emotional learning.

Students identified as eligible

Students identified as eligible for special education services must meet the following two requirements:

  • Federal and state eligibility requirements as having a disability in at least one of twelve categories.

  • Need specially designed instruction.

The Willamette Education Service District (WESD) provides educational services for eligible children birth to kindergarten. For children younger than kindergarten, please telephone WESD 503-540-4424.


Contact our administrative offices at 503-606-2261, if you have any questions or input regarding special education services or programs at the Central School District.

Section 504

Section 504 is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that the child with a disability has equal access to an education, which may include accommodations and modifications.

Contact your child's school administrator or the District Offices at 503-606-2261, if you have any questions or input regarding Section 504 eligibility or services at the Central School District.