Special education services are available at each school within the Banks School District to serve students who have been identified as eligible for special education services. Students identified as eligible for special education services must meet the following two requirements:
- Federal and state eligibility requirements as having a disability in at least one of 11 handicapping condition categories.
- Need specially designed instruction.
Transition services (ages 18- 21) are available to special education students who graduate with a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma, or Alternative Certificate. The district begins developing a transition plan and services when a disabled child reaches at least age 16.
The Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD) provides educational services for eligible children birth to kindergarten. For children younger than kindergarten, please call NWRESD at 503-614-1446.
Contact the Student Services office at 503-324-5151 if you have any questions or input regarding special education services or programs at the Banks School District.
Identifying Children with Disabilities
The Banks School District seeks assistance in locating children with disabilities (birth through age 21) who have not graduated from high school and currently are not attending nor receiving other special services from public schools.
Oregon and federal law mandate educational services for children with disabilities. Banks School District provides educational programs and services for eligible children from kindergarten through high school. Services provided are appropriate to each child's disability.
Parents, guardians, or anyone who knows of a child (ages 5 through 21) with a disability currently not receiving educational services are asked to notify the the District's Special Education Department at 503-324-5151.