Special Services

Special Education and Instructional Support Services

The Spencer-Van Etten school district is committed to providing educational support services to all students. These services occur in two forms:

  • Improvement services are offered by classroom intervention teams and instructional support teachers in each building. Improvement services also are offered in speech/language therapy, occupational therapy and counseling.

  • Classroom Intervention teams meet weekly in the Elementary and Middle Schools to review interventions that will improve student learning.

Special education services exist for students with more intense needs. Through the local Committee on Special Education (CSE), students are identified and provided with a program which will best meet their individual needs. Parents/guardians are encouraged to work with their child's teacher to access the Classroom Intervention Teams before making a formal referral.

The Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE) exists to serve students ages 3 to 5 who have not yet entered school. If parents suspect their preschool child has a special need, they should contact the Instructional Support Office at 589-7111.

All information is free and confidential.