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Special Needs Students

  •     For returning students with identified special needs - Teacher and/or speech language pathologist will provide copies of IEP goals and objectives and meet with you to address service delivery.
  •     For new students whom you suspect may have been receiving special services - meet with the teacher / SLP assigned to your grade / instructional level to see if records have been requested.
  •     Still not sure - check with the Attendance Clerk and review the cumulative file. The Administrative Office, maintains current and inactive master files and can contact the previous school.
  •     Others who can help - building principals; Administrative Office staff - TBA, School Psychologist; Mark Donovan, Special Education Social Worker; Cindy Keegan, Special Education Director.

Recognizing Special Needs

  •     Review the cumulative file - local and state assessment information, attendance, report cards, information from previous teacher and/or school; check vision, hearing and health status. Make adjustments in regular education program and monitor progress. Poor attendance and/or insufficient instruction are not special education issues. When making a home contact, approach as if it is your child who is involved.
  •     Insufficient progress - continue engaging support / ideas from the home; alert principal(s); ask for assistance from building level supports. Make adjustments in regular program and monitor progress. Develop a formal plan for improvement and/or request a special education referral packet from special education staff.
Oglala Lakota County School District
206 School Street
Batesland SD, 57716
Phone: 605.288.1921 | Fax: 605.288.1814