About Special Education
The Kirkwood School District is committed to working with parents to meet the educational needs of all of our students. A variety of special services are available in our schools to assist students whose educational needs require supports beyond what is typically provided within the general classroom.
Your child’s classroom teacher is the first person you should contact for guidance on how we can best work together to support your child’s educational needs. Other key building staff include your child’s counselor, school nurse, principal and assistant principal. If your child is already participating in a special program, or if you believe your child may be in need of special services, you should contact your child’s classroom teacher, counselor or principal for assistance.
The mission of the Special Education Area Leadership Team, a dedicated team of schoolbased specialized educational leaders, is to collaborate with others to cultivate the knowledge, skills, structures and resources needed to provide innovative programming for students by facilitating systems for staff communication, problem solving, professional development, and shared leadership.