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Allendale Schools begin search for next Superintendent, asks for Community's Input

Allendale Schools Superintendent SearchThe Allendale Board of Education has initiated its search for the district's next Superintendent and is seeking the Allendale community's input.

  • Please take a brief survey to identify qualities and experience you deem important in a superintendent.
  • The community is invited to an Open Forum with MASB consultant Denny Patzer at 7 pm, Thursday, January 12 in the Oakwood Board Conference Room, located in Oakwood Intermediate School.
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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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Holiday Giving By the Numbers: 85 Letters & Counting for Operation Gratitude

Letter with Heart IconAMS Academic Support (Special Education) classes are competing against each other to see who can write the most letters for Operation Gratitude.

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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.

For a copy of the procedures, for identification of students with suspected PDF DocumentSpecific Learning Disabilities.

The Procedural Safeguards Notice document is now available in Arabic and Spanish on the External LinkMicihigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education website.