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Exceptional Student Services

Exceptional Student Services at Sanders USD

Sanders Unified School District Exceptional Student Services Department provides educational opportunities for all disabled students, ages 5–18. We aim to provide superior special education supports and services that meet the academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of all our students in special education.

Every student is educated to the maximum extent appropriate with their nondisabled peers. Special classes, separate schooling, or other removals of students with disabilities from the general education environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability warrants such services outside of the general education classroom. These decisions are made on an individualized basis, with input from the entire team, including the parent.


Exceptional Services Updates

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SpEd Policy Revision 2023

Sanders Unified School District #18  Exceptional Student Services  Policy, Process and Procedures (Child find, MTSS, 504, and Services.

SUSD18 Procedures for Referral

Sanders Unified School District #18 Exceptional Student Services Procedures for Referral, Evaluation, and Identification of Students Eligible of Services Pursuant to individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004).

Procedural Safeguards in the Navajo Language

Parent and child rights in Special Education procedural safeguards notice.

Procedural Safeguards in Tagalog

Parent and child rights in Special Education procedural safeguards notice.

ESS Directory

Joseph Stagliano

ESS Director

Yvonne Thompson

Assistant to the Director of Exceptional Student Services