FIND it Fast

Deer Valley

Unified School District

FIND it Fast

Student Support Services

Mission Statement:
The mission of Student Support Services is
to provide support
and services for
educational opportunities for every learner.

Student Support Services has many areas of support for students that do not fall under special education for example nursing, 504 and counseling. Our goal and outcome is to provide supports and services to students to have high achievement. This is done by providing the following services to help students achieve in school:
Counseling; Early Childhood services such as Head Start, Developmental Preschool and Early Entry; Homebound services and Home Instruction; Nursing services; 504 services (students) and an array of special education services.

Special Education services are based on the individual needs of a student through the Individual Education Plan  (IEP) developed by a team of professionals including the parents and student. Services are delivered in the least restrictive environment but depending on the student each school has a continuum of services to support the needs of the students. The continuum of special education services range from the general classroom to homebound services.
(See document under Continuum of Services Support Plan). 





Special Needs

Deer Valley Unified School District provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities who are eligible under Section 504 of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have questions/concerns, call your principal.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Students, their parents and employees of the Deer Valley Unified School District, are hereby notified that this school district does not discriminate and is required by Title VI, VII, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, treatment, or employment in, its services and activities.

Dr. Melissa Mccosker  
Dr. Melissa McCusker

For More Ambassador Information

       Ambassadors May  


  Child Find
 Child Find
DVUSD is trying to locate
 preschool and school-age
children with disabilities
residing in the district
who are receiving services
that are inadequate or
inappropriate. These children
may qualify for  placement
in special education programs.

For more information,
 call 623-445-4991.

 Flyer and information to schedule an appointment



Department Contacts

Name Position Email Phone
Dr. Melissa McCusker Director of Student Support Services 623-445-4943
Jennifer Confer Secretary 623-445-4943
Linda Lewis Manager 623-445-4942
Janet Zeek Manager - Early Childhood 623-445-4991