Special Education

Maple Valley Schools, in partnership with Eaton Regional Educational Service Agency (Eaton RESA), 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 include:  special education teachers, school psychologist, school social worker, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, 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.  

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

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 ERESA 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.

Click here to read more about the PAC at EatonRESA.orgExternal Link

Determination of a Specific Learning Disability

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

District Guidelines for determination of a Specific Learning DisabilityExternal Link
Michigan Department of Education-Procedural SafeguardsExternal Link

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. 

                                                                                                Director of Special Education
                                                                                                Kelly Hager
                                                                                                517.852.9275 x2007

                                                                                                Special Education Secretary
                                                                                                Sharon Harris
                                                                                                517.852-9275 x2005