Student Support Services
The mission of Student Support Services is to provide leadership through coordinated partnerships with students, families, and colleagues by utilizing and developing evidence based resources to enhance supports and services for expert thinking, complex communication and technological advancement in the 21st century educational environment.
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; Home bound 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 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 home bound services.Special Education Services
DVUSD provides services for student who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The areas of eligibility for persons from ages 3 - 21 are:
Autism Developmental Disability Cognitive Disabilities Hearing Impairment Learning Disability Multiple Disabilities Physical Disabilities Emotional Disability Speech-Language Disability Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment Other Health Impairment
If your student is not being successful, contact your child's teacher and discuss your concerns. Student concerns/problems are taken to the General Education Intervention Team, where the team develops intervention/strategies for success.