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Special Education


Welcome to the Woodburn School District Special Education department! Student Services provides specialized programs or services to approximately 12 percent of the district’s student population. Special education services​ are available at each school within the Woodburn School District. These services are individually designed to meet the needs of 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 12 eligibility categories
  • Need specially designed instruction

Transition services (ages 16 - 18) are available to special education students to help prepare them for life after high school. Students who graduate with a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma, or Alternative Certificate may continue to receive special education services through age 21.

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

An individualized education program (IEP) is a written plan that is designed for any student who receives special education and related services. IEPs are required for every special education student under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. The IEP describes the specially designed instruction and goals that are set for the student over the course of the school year and spells out any special support needed to help achieve those goals. Parents/guardians are an important part of the IEP process. The IEP is written together with the IEP Team, the student and their parents/guardians. 

Child Find

Child Find is a legal requirement that schools find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education and related services. Child Find covers every child from birth through age 21. The school must locate, evaluate and serve children who have needs in the area of cognitive, motor, social, behavior, speech/ language, hearing, or vision.

Birth to 5 Years of Age

The Willamette Education Service District (WESD) provides educational services for eligible children, birth to kindergarten. For children birth to five years of age suspected of having needs in one or more of the areas listed above, contact the Child Find Intake Specialist for the Willamette ESD at 503-385-4714.

Kindergarten to 21 Years of Age

Students from Kindergarten through age 21 may qualify as a student with a disability in one (or more) of Oregon's twelve eligibility categories. Each student is evaluated using multiple measures by a multidisciplinary team, following a standardized process outlined by the IDEA. If you suspect your child has a disability that is adversely impacting their education, please contact your neighborhood school or contact the Student Services Department at 503-982-4279.

Special Education Report Card & Restraint and Seclusion

Under the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004, the Oregon Department of Education publishes an annual Special Education report card as part of the State Performance Plan. Additionally, OAR 581-022-2267 requires each entity that has jurisdiction over a public education program to prepare and submit an annual report detailing the use of restraint and seclusion for the preceding school year to ODE. You can see Woodburn School District's Special Education Report Card as well as the most recent Restraint & Seclusion reports by clicking on the links below.  

If you have any questions about either report, you can contact Student Services at 503-982-4279.

SPecial education report card

22-23 Restraint & Seclusion Summary Report