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Special Services

Grants Pass School District's Special Services department is dedicated to providing district-wide management of programs that provide direct services to students with specialized needs. These programs include:

The Special Services Department actively partners with all district departments, staff, and education programs to provide quality educational services and support for students and families. The school district is committed to providing a free and appropriate education to all students in the Grants Pass School District.

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portrait of special services director vanessa jones

Vanessa Jones
Director of Special Services

Holly Brandt
Special Education Coordinator

Jamie Dawson
Administrative Assistant

Casey Weinman
Administrative Assistant

Child Find Requirements

Public Law 105.17 known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that school districts provide a free and appropriate education to all disabled children and young adults from birth through 21 years of age. The Grants Pass School District requests assistance with the identification of any disabled children, ages 0 through 21, who are not enrolled or currently being served in one of the District's schools. If you know of any disabled children ages 0 through 21 who are not receiving education services, please call the Grants Pass District's Special Services Department at 541-474-5706.