The Department of Special Services houses programs for students who require unique learning opportunities and instruction. Our special education, occupational and physical therapies, ELL, Public Law 504, speech and language services, and school-based supportive counseling programs comprise Department offerings.
To accommodate the special needs of students, the District has an integrated preschool program for children between the ages of three and five years who are experiencing developmental delays that interfere with their learning. For students from kindergarten through eighth grade, resource center programs and classroom assistance are available to provide students with specialized instruction.
Comprised of a school psychologist, learning disabilities teacher-consultant, and school social worker, the Child Study Team works in tandem with the District's counselor, behaviorist, and administrators to determine appropriate interventions. Referrals for evaluation can be made by school staff, parents/guardians, medical professionals, and community agencies.
Please know that the Allendale Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis on gender, race, religion, age, national origin, or handicap in providing educational programs or employment. Inquiries regarding anti-discrimination laws relative to this Department should be raised with the administrator.