The Sanborn Regional School District staff is continually developing, refining and implementing programs that assure all disabled children have an education available to them that emphasizes special education that meets their unique needs. To this end, the District has initiated several programs that have been operational for a number of years. These include:
- Integrated District-wide Pre-School/ Kindergarten Program: This program works with preschool aged children from three to six years old. There are two programs; one for three-four year olds, and a second program for Kindergarten age children. Both programs also accept role model, non-disabled children on a tuition basis. The programs are staffed by certified Teachers, a Speech and Language Pathologist and a Registered Occupational Therapist. Additionally, a number of certified Para-educators work within the program.
- IN-STEP: This is a District-wide Program housed at the D.J. Bakie Elementary School designed to work with our most challenged students. The program is staffed by two certified teachers, and a number of certified Para-educators. The program uses a variety of behavioral and cognitive coaching techniques. Students also receive intensive one-on-one services. Inclusion into mainstream classes is a priority, however, is available on an acceptable, individualized basis.
- Behavioral/ Social Emotional programs: The District operates three District-wide programs for children experiencing behavioral and emotional disabilities. These include; the BASICS Program (Memorial Elementary), REACH Program located at the Middle School, and HOMEBASE Program located at the High School. Each program is staffed by a Certified Teacher and a Counselor. Each program also has available a number of Para-educators and a Behavioral Consultant to work with staff and students.
- BRIDGES: This is a new program that began this school year to work with our most challenging students at the Middle School. This program focuses on working with social-skills, cognitive coaching, and highly intensified individualized instruction. The program is staffed by a certified teacher and a number of Para-educators.
The District operates programs for students with disabilities at each of the four individual schools. These students are instructed and monitored in regular classrooms, and are supported by certified Special Education staff.
Support Programs include: Speech and Language services, Occupational Therapy, and counseling at each school. Many of these students also receive additional support from a certified Para-educator directly in their mainstream classroom.
Special Education staff offer a variety of specialized programs for students in the area of Literacy. Many are trained in the Wilson Reading Method, Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing Techniques, and Phonemic Awareness Programs.
Students may receive these services individually, in a small-group or as part of their Language program within the classroom.
Our goal is to meet the child at his/her own level and help him/her advance towards independence.
It is the policy of the SRSD to comply with all State and Federal Laws and Regulations governing Special Education.