Dr. Allison Blakely, Director
4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal, WA 98671
Phone: 360-954-3020 Fax: 360-954-3082
Special Education Special Education provides services to students with certain disabilities that are specified in state and federal laws. Services are free of charge to the parent. Anybody may refer a student for an evaluation to determine if the student qualifies for services. The referral needs to be in writing (unless you are unable to write) and directed to the student’s principal. If you suspect that your child has a disability and may require special education services and your child is not currently enrolled in the school district, you may direct the referral to the Special Services Department.
Eligibility for special education services requires that we conduct an evaluation. The results of the evaluation must show that the child has a disability as defined in Chapter 392-172A of the Washington Administrative Code AND that this disability has a negative effect on the child making progress in what is being taught in the general education classroom. If the child is of preschool age, the disability would need to result in the child significantly falling behind in developmentally appropriate activities in areas like adaptive behavior, communication, motor, cognition and behavior.
Eligible children/students receive services that meet their individual needs. These services are outlined in an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) that school staff and parents jointly develop.
There are many legal rules and regulations that determine what happens in special education. They are outlined in WAC 392-171A and are written in legal language. Further information may be obtained from the Special Services Department or the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Washougal School District is dedicated to meeting the needs of all children. The Special Education Department services children with disabilities ages 3 to 21. The district contracts with ESD 112 to provide services to children birth to 2-years old. Programs are developed on an individualized basis, determined by the individual needs of each child.
Special Education Teachers
Speech / Language Pathologists
Special Education Techs
Vision Specialist – through Washington School For the Blind
Registered Nurse – through Educational Service District 112
Title I, Part A provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.
Title 1 Schools:
• Identify the students at their school who need the most educational assistance based on the criteria that school has chosen. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services.
• Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students at their school.
• Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each student.
• Develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.