We’re committed to meet the changing needs of students by working with families and our community.  We embrace the individual differences of our students and strive to help each student achieve academic and social success by listening, providing support and creating solutions.  Our services​ are available at each school in our 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 16 – 21) are available to special education students who graduate with a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma, or Alternative Certificate. 

Section 504
Section 504 is designed for students who have a physical or mental impairment who require accommodations within the general education classroom

Section 504 Information / Q&A

Section 504 Team Meeting Notice

Section 504 Parent Rights

Section 504 Consent for Evaluation

Section 504 Authorization to Exchange Information

Section 504 Medical Statement

Section 504 Accommodation Plan

Section 504 Manifestation Determination

Section 504 Complaint Form

 

For questions, you can contact the 504 Coordinator at each school site:

Warm Springs K8 Academy 541-553-1128 Anna Keifer (akeifer@509j.net)
Metolius Elementary 541-546-3104 Lori Arthur (larthur@509j.net)
Madras Elementary 541-475-3520 Diane Hower (dhower@509j.net)
Buff Elementary 541-475-2457 Tracey Sklenar (tsklenar@509j.net)
Jefferson County Middle School 541-475-7253 Lori Stock (lstock@509j.net)
Madras High School 541-475-7265 Jessica Swagger (jswagger@509j.net)

Stacey Bruce (sbruce@509j.net)

Bridges High School 541-475-4820 Seth Burke (sburke@509j.net)
Homeless Student Program

Contact:  
Keila Monroy
Homeless Liaison
541-475-7265 extension 2373
School Psychology
School Psychologist Contact Information:

 Lori Funk

Buff Elementary   (541)475-2457
Madras Elementary   (541)475-3520
Metolius Elementary  (541)546-3102
Early Intervention/Early Childhood   (541)475-2804

 

Kim Hazen
Warm Springs K-8 Academy   (541)553-1128
Early Intervention/Early Childhood (541)475-2804

 

Richard Lewis, Ph.D.
Madras High School   (541)475-7265
Jefferson County Middle School    (541)475-7253
Speech Language Pathology

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Behavior Specialists

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Special Education Information
Free Appropriate Education and Child Find:
English
Spanish
Procedural Safeguards:  
English
Spanish
Referral
English
Spanish
Evaluation
English
Spanish
Eligibility
English
Spanish
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
English
Spanish
Placement
English
Spanish
Transition                
English
Spanish
Behavior/Discipline
English
Spanish
Termination of Services
English
Spanish
Private School/Home School
English
Spanish
Extended School Year
English
Spanish

 

Youth Transition Program
The Youth Transition Program partners with schools, Vocational Rehabilitation, and the business community to form partnerships that assist students develop pre-employment training skills 

  • The Youth Transition Program serves youth with disabilities statewide.

  • YTP is a partnership with Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation, Oregon Department of Education, University of Oregon, and local school districts statewide.

  • YTP prepares youth with disabilities for employment or career-related post-secondary education or training

Value of Your Partnership:
  • Valuable school and/or community partnerships that make a difference.
  • Participation increases the probability that students with disabilities will become productive citizens.
Benefits to Youth:
  • Development of work experience and job retention skills.
  • Exploring occupations that complement the student’s skills and abilities.
  • Develop confidence and self-esteem.
  • Receive consistent individualized support, including follow-up after leaving the YTP program.

 

ule Advanced settings.

Special Programs Staff

Barbara Garland, Ph.D.

Barbara Garland, Ph.D.

Director of Special Programs

541-475-2789
Sherri Fessler

Sherri Fessler

Department Secretary

Sue Ellen Vincent

Sue Ellen Vincent

Records Manager

Psychologists

Richard Lewis, Ph.D.

Richard Lewis, Ph.D.

School Psychologist

MHS (541)475-7265
JCMS (541)475-7253
Lori Funk

Lori Funk

School Psychologist

Buff Elementary   (541)475-2457
Madras Elementary   (541)475-3520
Metolius Elementary  (541)546-3102
EIEC (541)475-2804
Kim Hazen

Kim Hazen

School Psychologist

WSK8   (541)553-1128
EIEC (541)475-2804

Speech/language pathology

Speech/Language Pathologist

Metolius Elementary School
Grades:  K-5

Kelsey Kraxberger

Kelsey Kraxberger

Speech/Language Pathologist

kkraxberger@jcesd.k12.or.us
Jefferson County Middle School
Warm Springs K-8 Academy
Grades:  6-8

Allison Jordan

Allison Jordan

Speech/Language Pathologist

ajordan@jcesd.k12.or.us    
Madras Elementary School
Grades:  K-5

Isabel Butler

Isabel Butler

Speech/Language Pathologist

ibutler@jcesd.k12.or.us
Buff Elementary School
Grades:  K-5

Bailey Sisk

Bailey Sisk

Speech/Language Pathologist

bsisk@jcesd.k12.or.us    
Warm Springs K-8 Academy
Grades:  K-5

CJ Littlefield

CJ Littlefield

Speech/Language Pathologist

clittlefield@jcesd.k12.or.us
Warm Springs K-8 Academy
Madras High School

McKenna Ontko

McKenna Ontko

Speech/Language Pathologist Assistant

Warm Springs K-8 Academy
Buff Elementary

Correna Knepp

Correna Knepp

Speech/Language Pathologist Assistant

cknepp@jcesd.k12.or.us
Metolius Elementary

Janet Corpas

Janet Corpas

Speech/Language Pathologist Assistant

jcorpas@509j.net
Warm Springs K-8 Academy
Jefferson County Middle School

behavior specialists

Tasha Huskey

Tasha Huskey

Behavior Specialist

thuskey@jcesd.k12.or.us
Buff Elementary School
Grades:  K-2

Kelli Christensen

Kelli Christensen

Behavior Specialist

sdominiak@jcesd.k12.or.us
Jefferson County Middle School
Grades:  6-8

youth transition program

Dianna Barrett

Dianna Barrett

Youth Transition Specialist

Kristi Saulsbury

Kristi Saulsbury

Youth Transition Specialist

Homeless Student Program

Keila Monroy

Keila Monroy

Homeless Liason

541-475-7265 extension 2373