Special Education

Willamina School District complies with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Oregon state law in the evaluation, placement and services to students who qualify as a student with a disability. We provide specialized services to approximately 15 percent of the District's student population.

Student Services Include:

  • Special Education

  • 504 Rehabilitation Plans

  • Speech Language Services

IEP Plus

Willamina School District uses SunGard K-12 Education’s IEPPLUS to manage the entire special education process; from referral, evaluation, and IEP development to maintaining historical information and ensuring compliance with IDEA regulations. Please contact your school if you need assistance with the login. IEPPlus

Child Find Notice

The Willamina School District locates, evaluates and serves children from birth through age 21 with cognitive, motor, social, behavior, speech, language, hearing or vision needs. If you know a child who may have a need in one or more of these areas or if you would like more information about our services, please contact:

  • Birth to 5yrs:

Willamette Education Service District, Yamhill County: 503-435-5940, Marion and Polk Counties: 503-385-4714

  • School Age to 21yrs:

WSD Special Education Director & 504 Director, Carrie Zimbrick, carrie.zimbrick@willamina.k12.or.us, 503-876-1501

Parental Rights Under IDEA

The federal regulations for IDEA 2004 include a section (Subpart E) called Procedural Safeguards. These safeguards are designed to protect the rights of parents and their child with a disability and, at the same time, give families and school systems several mechanisms by which to resolve their disputes. A complete explanation can be found at parentcenterhug.org

Abbreviated School Days

Effective July 1, 2017, Senate Bill (SB) 263, Oregon law requires that if a student is placed on an abbreviated (shortened) school day program, then the school district must provide parents/guardians with the a notice and also obtain the signed parent/guardian acknowledgement of receiving the notice. This will occur at least once per term.

Special Education Report Card

The Special Education Report Cards are compiled by the Oregon Department of Education and displays district-level data and approved Oregon state targets, as described in the SPP. The Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Report displays county-level program data and approved Oregon state targets, as described in the SPP. All of the district-level and county-level program data in the reports have been submitted and validated by each school district or program.

Oregon Tax Exemption Memos

The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of children with disabilities. For further details of this tax exemption, please see memo or consult with your tax preparer.

Updated 11/15/22