Director of Special Education
P: (517) 437-0990 x101
F: (517) 439-4388
The mission of the Special Education Department is to provide quality educational experiences throughout each student’s world which include least restrictive opportunities for all of the students we serve.
The Hillsdale County Intermediate School District, in cooperation with the eight local districts and two public school academies, develops, implements and coordinates special education services and programs for all eligible disabled students who qualify for special education services.
The combined school districts in Hillsdale County have a total school enrollment of approximately 7,071 students and directly serve 1,216 special education students in various programs or approximately 17 percent of our school population.
The Intermediate and local school districts provide special education in regular and special education classroom programs for students with the following disabilities:
Each child's abilities are considered in the planning of an individualized education program. The guiding principles of services provided are free and appropriate public education and least restrictive environment.