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US Dept of Education updates information regarding protection of students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance today to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.

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About our Special Education Program


The Allendale Public School District provides Early On and Special Education Services to residents of Allendale, Michigan.

Special Education Services are for students from birth to 26 years who have been identified, evaluated and found eligible for programs and/or services under the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education. Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education defines eligibility for special education services within 13 categories of disability.

All elementary, intermediate and secondary schools in Allendale determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability using a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses.

PDF DocumentMichigan Criteria for Determining the Existence of a Specific Learning Disability

PDF DocumentMichigan Department of Education Procedural Safeguards Notice (English)

PDF DocumentMichigan Department of Education Procedural Safeguards Notice /Aviso de garantías procesales (Spanish)

PDF DocumentParental Notification for Medicaid Billing
This is the notification of your rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) regarding Medicaid billing.

SUMMER HOURS | SPECIAL EDUCATION OFFICE

June 26 - August 18
Office closed for Summer Break

Office opens Monday, August 21, 2017
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Special Education Office

Jessica Woodard-Robbert
Special Education Director
616-892-3460
Dorothy Pohler
Secretary
616-892-3460