Special Education

Lakeside Joint School District is committed to providing support services that will meet the needs of all students in the District. As professional educators, whether our role is in general education, special education, or administration, we believe it is our collective responsibility to support special education students to achieve at their highest potential to be prepared for their future.

Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth through age 21 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government.

A student may qualify for special education services after an assessment has been conducted in accordance with Federal guidelines, has been found to have a disability, and who because of those impairments needs special education and related services in order to derive educational benefit from the curriculum.

If you have a concern about your child’s education, it is important that you contact your child’s teacher to talk about your child and any problems you see. When you have a concern, this informal conversation often solves the problem and helps to maintain open communication. We understand the essential role parents and guardians have in student educational progress and are committed to fostering effective parent/school collaboration toward the best interests of students.