• Special Education is specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of a student with a disability (exceptionality). It ensures that a student has access to and/or benefits from participation in the general education curriculum and a free, appropriate, public education. This is achieved through related services provided by Special Education teachers, licensed therapists, and paraprofessionals. 

    If you have a child who you feel may be in need of special education service(s), please contact your child’s building principal or School Psychologist, or contact the Spring Hill Special Services Office: (913) 592-7293.

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Reauthorized by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in December 2004, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA-04) guides all special education practices in the United States. IDEA-04 mandates that each student identified as eligible for special education services receive a "free and appropriate public education" in the "least restrictive environment" and be afforded "due process rights" as delineated in the legislation.

    Areas of Exceptionality

    • Autism
    • Developmental Delay
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Gifted
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Learning Disability
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Sensory Impairment
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Deafness
    • Blindness
    • Speech or Language Impairment
    • Other Health Impairment


    An initial evaluation involves a variety of information collection and tools that will help the team determine if a student has an exceptionality based on eligibility criteria set by the Kansas State Department of Education. Eligibility has two components. 

    1. The student must be determined to have an exceptionality; and
    2. The student must demonstrate a need for special education and related services.

    **For more details, please see our USD 230 Parent Guidebook to the IEP Process in the list of documents at the bottom of this page. 

    Services Offered

    • Modifications
    • Accommodations
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Audiology
    • Speech and Language Therapy
    • Assistive Technology    

    Records Request

    To receive a copy of, or request the transfer of your, or your student's Special Education Records, please contact the Special Services office: (913) 592-7293

    Public Notices

    USD 230 maintains our records for 5 years after a student has exited Special Education services per KSDE requirements. To access your records before destruction, please contact the Special Services office by May 30th of the fifth year after your exiting school year. If you had Special Education Services when you graduated, it would be five years after that year. Contact the Special Services office with your request: (913) 592-7293

    Extended School Year (ESY)


    KSDE Parent Rights and Resources