Special Services

Special Services

Chippewa Valley Schools provides a full-range of educational programs for academically and physically challenged students in compliance with State and Federal laws. These services are provided to qualified individuals residing within our school district. Types of services provided through Special Services vary for each child and are customized to the student's individual needs.

The Special Services Department is responsible for the identification, evaluation, programming, transitional needs, related services and educational records for children who are disabled. Each student who qualifies for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act has and Individual Educational Program (IEP). Support personnel may include speech and language pathologists, teacher consultants, school psychologists, school social workers, etc.

MAIN PHONE: 586-723-2180

Fax: 586-723-2199

*For School Districts Requesting Special Education Records:
Fax Request to 586-723-2199 or email to lsamulski@cvs.k12.mi.us

Tara Koch, Director
Kelly Newhouse, Special Education Supervisor
Pamela Torrence, Special Education Supervisor
Chris Sehoyan, Secretary
Sheryl Berryman, Clerk
Lesley Samulski, Clerk  


Consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 (IDEA) regulation § 300.307(a), the Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services has established the criteria that must be followed to determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability (SLD).

On or before September 1, 2010, each local educational agency (LEA) and public school academy (PSA) must publicly post on their web site, or make public through other means, the process or combination of processes which will be used by the LEA or PSA to determine the existence of a SLD. (§ 300.307(b) and § 300.600(d)(2)).

Therefore, Chippewa Valley Schools guidelines for determining eligibility for Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) will utilize a lack of response to research-based intervention (RtI) and/or pattern of strengths and weaknesses (PSW) model (s).