Welcome to the Camp Verde Unified School District Special Services Department webpage.
Our department is responsible for providing students with exceptional abilities or disabilities with appropriate services to meet their learning needs. Our District promotes inclusive practices in our schools to ensure students with disabilities have full access to the general curriculum in the least restrictive environment. We provide a continuum of service options to ensure each eligible student receives a free and appropriate education. Every student is an integral member of the school community and is encouraged to be a full participant in the school community.
Do you have concerns about your preschool child between the ages of 3 to 5 years old? Camp Verde Unified School District holds preschool screenings by appointment only. Please contact:
Mrs. Jennifer Jackson, Preschool Teacher at 928-203-2682
2016-2017 Screening Dates are: 8/19/16, 10/14/16, 12/2/16, 1/20/17, 3/3/17, 4/21/17, 6/16/17
Child Find is a component of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services.
The Camp Verde Unified School District accepts referrals for all students and assists parents in contacting the appropriate agency to meet their needs. The Camp Verde Unified School District conducts Child Find screenings.
In compliance with federal legislation, the Camp Verde Unified School District has established the following policies and procedures for Child Find purposes. Camp Verde Unified School District Policy assures that:
- Camp Verde Unified School District will maintain documentation of the public awareness efforts to inform the public and parents within the district’s boundaries, including private and religious schools and the County School Superintendent’s Office regarding homeless and home-schooled children.
- Screening activities will be implemented for all newly enrolled students and those transferring in without sufficient records.
- The screening will be completed within 45 calendar days of school entry.
- The screening will include consideration of academic or cognitive skills, vision, hearing, and communication, emotional, motor and adaptive development.
- Review referral and follow-up will be done on screenings and documented in the child’s cumulative file.
- Children participating in early intervention services who are expected to participate in preschool programs for children with disabilities will be assured a smooth and effective transition, including:
- Transition conferences will be arranged for children between the ages of 2 years, 6 months and 2 years, 9 months,
- By a child’s 3rd birthday, an IEP will be developed and implemented to ensure a Free and Appropriate Public Education, and
- For children who turn 3 years of age during the summer, the IEP team will determine the date for initiation of services including eligibility for extended school year services.
- Children aged birth through 2 years suspected of having a developmental delay will be referred to the High Country Early Intervention Program to determine eligibility for early services.
Street: 3160 Stillwater Dr. Telephone: (928) 776-9285
City: Cottonwood, AZ 86305 FAX: (928) 776-7753