Student Services includes three separate departments that supports students at all 4 schools.
Special Education: Determination of eligibility for and provision of Special Education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Preschool through grade 8.
Child Welfare and Attendance: Compulsory school attendance, student records, McKinney-Vento, registration, foster youth, discipline, alternative means of correction, alternative education, Section 504, Title IX, counseling, health services, HIPAA, privacy rights, annual notifications, suspension, expulsion.
English Learners: CELDT administration and reporting, reclassification, EL program oversight, DELAC, Title III, EL Master Plan, Home Language Survey/Census and LCAP.
Welcome to Special Education in Mountain View School District.
Mountain View School District's Special Education Department strives to offer services to identified Special Education students in the least restrictive environment. We emphasize the ability of our students and attempt, to the maximum extent appropriate, provide an education in the same manner as it is provided to every other child, alongside peers in a general education environment. Special Education addresses the unique educational needs of children who have identifiable disabilities. In accordance with state requirements, the District arranges for multi-disciplinary evaluations for three-five year olds and school-aged children with suspected learning disabilities. The Special Education Department works collaboratively with our school's Student Study Teams to identifying teaching strategies, best practices and interventions to meet the needs of all students.
The staff is dedicated and committed in supporting instructional outcomes for all students. The Department welcomes any comments and concerns.
The Mountain View School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, creed, marital status, age or disability in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and ADA regulations.
Educational Philosophy and Goals
A primary focus goal of Mountain View School District's Student Services Department is to identify all disabled children beginning at age three or at the earliest possible age for placement in programs designed to help them meet their individual and exceptional needs in order to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Special education programs will supplement the general education program to the fullest extent possible. All children with a disability who have met the eligibility requirements for special education, will have an IEP developed, reviewed and revised annually.
Further Special Education Goals:
- To provide a continuum of service options.
- To develop instructional plans according to individual learning needs.
- To inform the general educational community of the purpose of Mountain View School District special education and to solicit input from school staffs, parents, pupils and community agencies in the development of special education programs.
- To place pupils in the least restrictive environment.
- To practice non-discriminatory procedures in program assessment and the placement of all pupils, and to make a conscientious effort to enforce this policy in all practices and procedures.
- To utilize the services of public and nonpublic agencies and the state residential schools.
- To work as a collaborative member of the San Bernardino County West End SELPA providing access to services for all pupils with exceptional needs.
- The district has the policy that a free appropriate public education is available to all students between the ages of three and 22 with a disability and an IEP.
- The district provides special education and related services in accordance with the child’s IEP.
- The IEP is accessible to all service providers. All school sites and any outside agencies that provide services are to be given a copy of the IEP. Each teacher and provider are informed of their specific responsibilities related to implementing the IEP.
- All children with disabilities will be educated with children who are not disabled to the appropriate level as designated by the IEP. The placement in special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature of severity or the disability of a child is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactory.
Mountain View School District Wellness Policy
The Mountain View School District is pleased to take an active role in promoting the overall health and well being of its students. In July 2006, the District adopted a series of policies aimed at encouraging physical activity and healthy nutrition habits. For further information on the District's efforts, please refer to the Wellness Policy.
Annual Parent Notifications 2016-17
School districts in California are required to notify parents of their rights including laws pertaining to the operation of schools and what parents, as taxpayers, may expect from the school district. Below is a link that connects parents to our annual parent notification bulletin.