Special Education Supervisor
Fax: (810) 688-8320
Special Education Secretary
Phone: (810) 688-7970
Fax: (810) 688-8320
North Branch Area Schools
The Special Education Department provides a continuum of programs and services for identified disabled students, from birth to age 26. All students will be educated in the least restrictive environment (LRE), meaning that students will be placed in the educational program/setting that is most appropriate to his/her needs and least restrictive of his/her interactions with non-disabled peers. Speech and language therapy, school social work services, educationally relevant occupational and physical therapy, early childhood programs and classroom programs are some of the programs and services provided. Center-based programs are available within Lapeer County in cooperation with Lapeer County ISD.
If you are concerned about your child's progress in school, you should first speak to your child's teacher. If you are not able to resolve your concerns with the teacher, ask the principal if concerns can be addressed by the school's intervention team. This is a group of staff members who brainstorm different intervention techniques to assist a child who is struggling either academically or behaviorally. If the child has not responded adequately to evidence-based interventions, then a referral to special education may be appropriate.
North Branch Area School District is committed to providing students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education consistent with federal and state laws. NBAS offers evaluations, programs, and services to individuals who are identified as having, or who are suspected of having a disability as defined in either the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These services are available to eligible person’s ages 0-26 who reside within, or attend a K-12 school program within the North Branch Area School District attendance boundaries. For more information about services, parent/student rights or referral procedures, please contact the North Branch Area Schools Department of Special Education.