The Southeast Polk Community School District is proud to provide quality programs for all students, offering a comprehensive system of supports for students entitled to an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Special Education department serves approximately 750 students throughout the school district. A range of special education services designed to meet the individual needs of all students is provided in each building.
Southeast Polk Community School District is committed to collaboratively working with parents to support students. Regular meetings are held throughout each school year for parents who are interested in learning more about special education, collaborating with other parents, and working to identify ways to improve services for students. The name of this group is, “SPEAC-Sp. Ed. Advisory Committee: Giving Every Student a Voice.” SPEAC’s mission is to, “Develop and promote opportunities for parent engagement, open communication, and community collaboration for student achievement and wellbeing in successful living, learning and working transitions.” Listed below are the meeting dates, times, and location for this group.
SPEAC MISSION STATEMENT:
Develop and promote opportunities for parent engagement, open communication, and community collaboration for student achievement and well-being in successful living, learning and working transitions.
Below are a number of helpful links that are provided to assist you and answer questions you may have related to special education.
Getting Started with Special Education
Parent Orientation to Special Education Video
Evaluations and Eligibility for Special Education
Parent IEP Information
Archived webinars from the PACER Center in Minnesota
Special Education Procedural Safeguards Manual
Special Education Procedural Safeguards Summary
Ask Resource Center
Heartland AEA Family & Educator Partnership
Transition Tips for Parents Spring Creek
Transition Tips for Parents Junior High
Transition Tips for Parents High School
Heartland AEA Transition Resource Guide
SEP Special Education Department Goals
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lea Morris, Director of Special Education