Educational Support Services

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Cheryl Linder, Ed.D

The Educational Support Services Department facilitates the Special Education system that locates, identifies, evaluates and supports all children with disabilities, birth to age 21. Programs provide a variety of learning experiences designed to meet a wide range of physical, mental, social and emotional abilities. Home Instruction, Health Services and the Positive Behavior Support Program are also included in the Educational Support Services Department. For more information, please call 541-790-7800.

Special Education Extended School Year Services (ESY)

Special education summer programs for eligible students will be held July 8–31, 2013. 

Most students will attend at one of the following sites:

• Grades K–8: Awbrey Park Elementary School; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30–11:30 a.m.

• Grade 9–age 21: Madison Middle School; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 8:30–11:30 a.m.

For more information about these programs, please contact Wendy Jenks at 541-790-7817.

2011–12 State Special Education Report



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The annual special education reports for school districts across Oregon are now online. 

4J is strongly commited to increasing achievement for all students and to closing the achievement gap. The district works to ensure that all students have access to the general education curriculum, meet or exceed grade level standards, and develop the skills necessary to ensure success in post-secondary education, in a chosen career, and as actively participating citizens. 

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Special Education Services

A Continuum of Services are provided for students, ages birth to 21, who have developmental delays or disabilities. 

Any child, age birth to 21, who may have developmental concerns may be referred. Areas of concern may include:

  • Autism
  • Communication Disorder: Speech and Language Impairment
  • Deafness/Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Developmental Delay
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment: partially sighted and/or blind

Who can make a referral?
Referrals may come from anyone. The most common referrals come from: parents, teachers, physicians, and other public agencies.