The Eatonville School District provides a free appropriate public education for eligible special education students as provided for in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)*.
Eatonville School District serves students with disabilities, age three to 21, and may receive special education and related services in each elementary school, middle school and high school, and through home/hospital instruction. In addition, services for some students may be contracted for and provided by other school districts or approved outside agencies through inter-local service agreements. Parents, students, and staff should work through their Individualized Education Program Team to determine the appropriate educational program, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), for their child.
Students may receive special education services if they meet one or more of the eligibility criteria for students with disabilities as defined by Chapter 391-172A of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), demonstrate that the disability adversely impacts their educational performance in the general education program, and require specially designed instruction. The eligibility categories include: developmentally delayed, emotionally/behaviorally disabled, health impaired, specific learning disability, orthopedically impaired, speech or language impaired, autism, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, deafness, hearing impaired, visually impaired/blindness.
For students of all ages, OT, PT, SLP, and other related services are available as determined through the IEP process. Transition services, including goals and objectives, based on a functional vocational evaluation and anticipated post-school outcomes are part of the IEP beginning no later than age sixteen, and annually thereafter. The need for extended school year (ESY) services is determined by the IEP team.
Staff members of the Student Services department are located in many of the school buildings around the district; however, the administrative personnel and office support are housed at the District Office located at 200 Lynch St. W, Eatonville, WA 98328.