Special Education Services
Resource Specialist RS
Special Day Class SDC
County Office of Education COE
Home Hospital Instruction
Home Hospital Instruction
Students may at times require hospitalization for health reasons. Should hospitalization occur and be required for a period of time, please notify your child’s school. The school district where the hospital is located will provide instruction while your child is in the hospital.
At other times, students may have health related reasons that require they do not attend school for a period of time. With a doctor’s order describing the condition, the length of time the student needs to be on bed rest and any other significant information of your child’s non-contagious medical disorder, a Home Instructor may be assigned to provide up to one hour of daily instruction in the home. Contact your school principal if your child’s health condition requires that he not be in attendance at school.
While we offer a continuum of special education services for preschool children who meet eligibility requirements, we do not currently have a general education preschool program.
To request an assessment for your preschooler age 3-5 (not kindergarten eligible for the current school year), please complete the following items so that we can get the assessment process started:
Send a brief letter with the following information:
Your child's name as it appears on the birth certificate, and date of birth
Parent/guardians' names and home address
Parent/guardians' phone numbers and email addresses
Language spoken in the home and the child's dominant language
A brief description of your concerns (developmental skills or behaviors, e.g. "He doesn't talk," or "She talks a lot but we can't understand her," etc.)
Any additional information or diagnoses that your child may have from medical providers
Turn in all residency documentation to Noddin (Regardless of your home school, all preschool assessments are conducted at Noddin).
Provide all required student documents (as indicated in the online registration) to Noddin.
Once residency is confirmed, and you live within the Union School District, you will be contacted by a member of the assessment team to begin to gather more information about your child and to explain the evaluation process. You are entitled to a response to your request for an evaluation within 15 days of providing proof that you are a resident.
If you have any questions, please contact the Early Education Assessment Team at Noddin.
If your child is kindergarten-eligible for the current school year based on birthdate, but not enrolled in a kindergarten program, contact your neighborhood school of residence with the above information to request a speech and language assessment.
Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA III)
The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) coordinates with school districts and the County Office of Education to provide a continuum of programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Union School District is a part of the SELPA III Administrative Unit.
SELPA III Plan Links Approved June 2023 (Attachments must be downloaded and opened in Adobe to view.)