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Mission Statement

The Special Education Department empowers students, families, and staff through leadership, guidance, and support for all students from three to 21 in a safe and inclusive setting. Our mission is to provide specialized instruction to develop essential skills and knowledge in preparation for life and success in college and career.


All students belong. All means ALL!

Guiding Principles

  • Serving students according to individualized need(s)
  • Ensuring quality of access to educational services regardless of where the student lives in the city
  • Using evidence-based practices for all students
  • Meeting our students' needs in their own communities

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