Special Education

In partnership with Eaton Regional Educational Service Agency (Eaton RESA), Maple Valley Schools offers a full continuum of special education programs and services for students from birth to age 26 who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This includes early childhood programs, resource programs, categorical classrooms, and transition services. Children are educated in the least restrictive environment to meet their needs.

Special education staff includes special education teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, other related service providers, and support staff. Our staff members provide instruction and support for our students with disabilities through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process.

For more information about our special education programs and services, or if you suspect your child may have a disability requiring special education, please contact the Special Education Office which is located within Maple Valley Jr./Sr. High School.

Maple Valley Schools uses the pattern of strengths and weaknesses model for the determination of a learning disability in the following areas:

  • Basic Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Fluency
  • Math Calculation
  • Math Problem Solving
  • Written Expression
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Oral Expression

In determining whether a student has or continues to have a specific learning disability, Maple Valley Schools complies with all applicable federal regulations and state rules.

View Document - Eaton RESA Evaluation Procedures for Specific Learning Disabilities
View Document - Michigan Department of Education Procedural Safeguards Notice                

The Eaton RESA has a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) that provides input related to the improvement of special education services within Eaton County. Each local school district has PAC members appointed by their local school board and the Eaton RESA Board, who serve three-year terms. The Maple Valley PAC member assists our special education administrator in sharing information and educational opportunities available to parents. The PAC members can provide information and support from a parent’s point of view.

On June 12, 2023 the Maple Valley School Board appointed two members to serve a three year term on the Eaton RESA Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education.

Mr. Brian Graham and Ms. Erica Romero are our representatives. They will serve through the 2025-2026 School year.

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Sharon Harris

Administrative Assistant