Office of Special Education
Robin Christman, Assistant Director
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 443-3625
Fax: (360) 443-3662
The Office of Special Education (OSE) provides support to enable staff to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities, and assure program compliance with local, state and federal standards.
Any application and any required policies, procedures, program evaluations, plans and reports are readily available to parents and other members of the public through the district's Office of Special Education and the Office of the Superintendent.
OSE is the administrative site for special education programs across the district and at all school sites. OSE houses the offices for the Special Education Leadership Staff, including the Director of Special Education, Assistant Director of Special Education, Instructional Specialist for Special Education Programs, Early Childhood Coordinator and clerical support staff.
OSE serves as the home base for the district’s School Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologists and Speech and Language Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant, Counselor for Behavioral Disabilities Programs, “OPTIONS” staff, and Preschool staff.
The district will provide a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities found eligible within the provision of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The district will educate students with disabilities with non-disabled students to the maximum extent appropriate. Instruction will be designed and provided through reasonable accommodations, aids, and services to meet the needs of students with disabilities as equally effective as the needs of students without disabilities. Section 504 also ensures that students with disabilities will be afforded protection from discrimination that may occur as a result of their disability.
§300.212 Public Information
The LEA must make available to parents of children with disabilities and to the general public all documents relating to the eligibility of the agency under Part B of the Act.
Please contact the Office of Special Education if you wish further information.