Special Services

Kristina Kenny, Director of Special Services

208-448-1423, fax 208-448-4629

Welcome to the West Bonner Schools Special Education Department where all children are special and where we believe in the value and potential of every student.  The Special Education Department seeks to improve the performance of students with disabilities by ensuring equal access to the general education curriculum and differentiated instruction within their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).  We provide and monitor the delivery of a comprehensive and seamless continuum of services for students with disabilities.  We strive to provide an education where every student, regardless of disability, has the opportunity to grow and learn in a safe and secure environment in which individual needs are assessed and nurtured.

Children develop and learn at different rates.  Some children have disabilities that interfere with their ability to make progress in their educational programs.  Others learn more easily and require program enhancements or a more challenging curriculum.  West Bonner Schools offers a wide variety of specially designed services to meet the unique needs of children determined to be eligible for special education services by meeting the eligibility criteria outlined in the  Idaho Special Education Manual.  There is not a "one size fits all" approach when it comes to special education services.  Once a child has qualified for services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team comprised of teacher, parent, and director of special education determines appropriate goals, accommodations/modifications and LRE based on each student's individual needs.  

All District schools are served by special education professionals and related service providers.  Services will be provided at a student's home school to the extent that the student is progressing towards their goals.  We are dedicated to providing services to support children to be educated alongside their neighborhood peers.

Special Services includes:

  • Special education, for children ages 3-21,
  • Oversight of health services,
  • Support for Section 504/ADA
  • Truancy for all students 

Special education is offered when a student;

  • Has a disability
  • And the disability adversely impacts the student’s education
  • And requires specially designed instruction.

Idaho has 14 categories for qualification in special education. If you have concerns or questions about special education, please contact your child’s teacher or school counselor.

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