Special Programs

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Amanda Smith
Director of Special Programs

Jacob Wakkure
Administrative Assistant

Patty Nosack
Elementary Program Assistant

Pam McGivney
Secondary Program Assistant

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.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's special education or Section 504 services, please reach out first to your case manager. 

Senate Bill 819 and what it means to your child experiencing disability

The Central School District would like you to know about a new law, Senate Bill 819, that affects some students experiencing disability.  This law changes how schools may use “abbreviated school day programs.” An abbreviated school day is defined as any program in which a student receives instruction or educational services for fewer hours than the majority of other students in the same grade. 

Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon’s state educational agency

FACT Oregon, Oregon’s Parent Information and Training Center for Families with Children with Disabilities,

Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), Oregon’s disability protection and advocacy agency

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:

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 503-606-3217, 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 503-606-3217, if you have any questions or input regarding Section 504 eligibility or services at the Central School District.

For more information about Section 504 and civil rights, click here.