The Purpose of Special Education: "Ensure that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living" (IDEA, 2004).
Washington County School District (WCSD), in accordance with Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules and Policies (2016), offers a continuum of special education services designed to provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for your child with a disability. Our department values that students with disabilities have access to and progress in the general core curriculum within a safe learning environment. Decisions regarding services and placement should occur within the framework of a child's individualized educational program (IEP) team.
This site is intended to promote greater understanding about the continuum of special education services available to meet the unique needs of a student as a result of the student’s disability. We invite administrators, teachers, related service personnel, other school personnel, and parents to access the resources available.
If you suspect your child may be eligible for special education services under IDEA, please first contact your local school special education department (List of SpEd School Department Chairs). You may also try the WCSD District Office at 435-673-3553 ext. 5137 or ext. 5147 (for school students ages 5-21), and if 435-673-1557 (for special ed preschool ages 3-5).