Guidance for our students with special education support:
First, thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work through a situation for which no one was prepared. We will work tirelessly to get you accurate and updated information as we get it from the AEA and state agencies.
The guidance we are receiving is to treat our instructional response similar to summer or winter break when students are not accessing school. During those times, no students are getting services, so likewise students with IEPs would not receive additional specially designed instruction. We will, however, pass along other resources to you as we gather them. During the shutdown, the district is providing educational opportunities for all students. These materials will be available online and via paper copies at the elementary schools during curbside meal pick-up times.
Students who currently have open IEPs, are in evaluation or have IEP reviews due before 4/13/2020 will be on hold until we return. We will do our best to provide updates as this is a fluid, ever-changing situation. If you have specific questions feel free to contact me directly at 319-433-1854.
Please know we are looking forward to your child’s return so we can get back to doing what we love!
Ivan Gentry, Director of Special Education