District Programs


The school district's Department of Pupil Personnel Services provides a number of support services to students.

Pre-school classes for disabled students service children between the ages of three and five. This program provides structure within a warm and caring environment using a multi-modality approach with related services provided. Depending on a student's needs, the pre-school program may be a half-day or an extended day. All  classes have a certified teacher and at least one paraprofessional. Lake Hiawatha School and Eastlake School currently house the district's pre-school classes.

Self-Contained Classes:
Sometimes a student's learning needs are best served through small group instruction in a separate class setting.  Self-contained classes include Resource Room, LLD (Learning and/or Language Disabilities),  and MD (Multiply Disabled), and our newest program STRIVE.  These programs are tailored to meet the educational needs of classified students. Each student has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that stipulates the program and/or services needed. Inclusion in the mainstream is ongoing in both age-appropriate academic and co-curricular activities.

Related Services:
Related services such as speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are also available for disabled students and are specified in a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). Social Skills training may be available through the school's Guidance Office or other venue.  Certificated professionals provide these services.