Special Education

Instruction Tailored to the Unique Needs of Each Child

The Sioux City Community School District strongly believes in facilitating appropriate education for students with diverse learning needs and abilities in order to meet their specific needs. By collaborating with general educators and partnering with families, we strive to provide a continuum of services. 

Special education is a broad term that describes the education of students who have intellectual, physical, learning, behavioral or emotional disabilities. Special education involves specially designed instruction tailored to the unique needs of each child and is provided at no cost to parents. The federal law Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. Children/youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B. 

Each of our school buildings has a number of special education teachers and programs on-site to serve our students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). We work together with families, teachers, building administrators, and the Northwest Area Education Agency (ARA) to ensure that a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is provided for all students with disabilities. 

Special Education Coaches