East Grand Rapids Public Schools Special Services. Educating and inspiring each student to navigate successfully in a global community. I have a concern about my child or one of my students. What Happens?.
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East Grand Rapids Public SchoolsSpecial Services
Educating and inspiring each student to navigate successfully
in a global community.
I have a concern about my child or one of my students.
A Problem Solving Process occurs at each school building. The Student Assistance or Child Study Team process includes:
Data gathering – info from teachers, parents, test scores, classroom and school observations, etc.
Interventions – must try a variety of strategies and interventions and document their effectiveness.
Recommendations – can be for further strategies and interventions and/or special education, Section 504, gifted and talented review or assessment.
Disability suspected which requires special education programs/services for student progress in general education. Successively intensive interventions are insufficient for student progress
Parent/guardian grants permission for evaluations and provides information for the Evaluation Team
Evaluations, observations, information gathering completed
Evaluation Team makes a recommendation for special education eligibility
IEPT - Individualized Education Program Team reviews recommendation for eligibility and any other information and determines eligibility for services.
Eligible students must meet disability eligibility criteria and require special education programs/services. IEP Team develops a plan for the student including appropriate programs, services, accommodations, and goals.
IEP team meetings for eligible students are held at least once per calendar year and student plans are reviewed, revised, and updated. Redetermination of eligibility required every 3 years.
East Grand Rapids Public Schools follows all State and Federal rules regarding special education eligibility.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Cognitive Impairment (CI)
Early Childhood Developmental
Emotional Impairment (EI)
Hearing Impairment (HI)
Learning Disability (LD) *
Other Health Impairment (OHI)
Physical Impairment (PI)
Severe Multiple Impairment (SXI)
Speech and Language Impairment (SLI) *
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Visual Impairment (VI)
*Most common disabilities in EGR. We have students with all disabilities except DB, SXI, & TBI.
8 Areas of Learning Disabilities
Basic Reading Skills
Mathematics Problem Solving
Special Education Fast Facts
2012-2013 School Year Fall Count
179 students in district
13 classes - 3 preschool, 4 elementary, 3 Middle School, 3 High School
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, School Social Work, Speech and Language, Teacher Consultant, and Transportation
20 students receive programs/services through cooperative agreements with other districts and KISD
East Grand Rapids Public Schools collaborates with Grand Rapids Public Schools for the evaluation and service for children from birth through ending two years of age.
For children from about two and one-half to five years (or school age), East Grand Rapids’ Preschool Assessment Team completes evaluations in the Preschool Assessment Center located at the James Morse Administration Center at Woodcliff.
Parents are encouraged to call
Dawn Beemer, special education and
business office assistant, directly,
at 235-3535, about concerns regarding
their children of infant, toddler, and
Please call or email:
Director of Special Education
East Grand Rapids Public Schools