Welcome to the Dansville Schools Special Education Department. This site will help you find information concerning
the special education process and highlights the uniqueness of Dansville Schools. If you have questions concerning
special education, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Also, please check out the Parent Information page. You will find this page when you go to Departments, then Special Education and then allow the cursor to hover over the Special Education link and you will see the Parent Information pop up to your right.
Students’ programs and services are based on their needs once they have been found eligible for Special Education services. Eligibility for Special Education services is determined through a referral and evaluation process. Dansville Schools has six special education teacher/service providers. Dansville Schools also works with Ingham Intermediate School District (IISD) for many other student needs. Several IISD staff members call Dansville Schools their home school district.
What do I do if I suspect my child has a disability?
If your child is suspected of having a disability, anyone can refer him or her to the school for an evaluation. This may be done by contacting the child’s teacher, principal, or school counselor. You can also contact the special education office directly.
Each building has a team of teachers and other staff designated to create positive solutions when students are struggling in school. This is called the Child Study Team. The Child Study Team will come together with you to brainstorm interventions to try. Once the interventions are put into place the team will monitor the progress of the student. Often times interventions are just what the child needs to be successful. Other times the child does not make enough progress and more formalized testing is needed
The Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) will meet to discuss and review information needed about your child and determine what evaluations are needed. The team includes specialist from different educational areas. Parents are important members of this team and provide valuable information. Once your written consent is received, the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team will conduct testing within thirty (30) school days.
The school district will determine if your child has a disability and they also determine whether he or she is eligible to receive special education services. Next, the school will schedule an individual education plan (IEP).
|Department / Positions||Name/ Title||Phone/Extension|
|Special Education Director||Krista Voss||(517) 623-6120 ext. 310|
|Special Education Secretary Andrea Hartman (517) 623-6120 ext 315 Email|
|Special Education Specialists||Bill Norton, School Psychologist||(517) 623-6120 ext. 269|
School Social Worker
|(517) 623-6120 ext. 268|
|Itinerant Teacher Consultants||Amy Baad|
|Diana Farmer||(517) 525-5915|
|Kristy Weber||(517) 244-1435|
|Dansville Special Services||Mary Warfle,
|(517) 623-6120 ext. 258|
Speech and Language
|(517) 623-6120 ext. 279|
|(517) 623-6120 ext. 285|
|(517) 623-6120 ext. 287|
|(517) 623-6120 ext. 276|