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HELPING EVERY STUDENT SUCCEED

In the Kennewick School District, all students are destined to reach their highest potential. We value our students’ diverse strengths and abilities — and we are committed to supporting them with the individualized support and services they may need to be their best.

Our team in the Special Services Department supports students with disabilities and their families through a variety of programs and services. Our services include specially designed instruction to meet the unique learning needs of students with disabilities from birth through age 21. 

CHILDFIND: SEARCHING FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Kennewick School District conducts specific activities for the purposes of locating, evaluating and identifying students ages birth to 21 with suspected disabilities who live within our boundaries. This includes students in private schools.

About 10 to 15 percent of all children have a disability that hinders their educational development. Early identification of disabilities helps parents, students and schools in the design of appropriate educational services.

We accept referrals for possible special education assessment and identification from medical professionals, community organizations, parents and educational sources.

Programs and Services

Learn more about the programs and services our Special Services Department uses to support students with disabilities and their families.

Resources

Parent/Guardian Forms



Department Contacts

Main phone number: (509) 222-5026

Lexie Buschbach
Director of Special Services
(509) 222-6571
Email

Dr. Jennifer Allen
Assistant Director of Special Services
(509) 222-5089
Email

Rosie Ogren
Coordinator, Special Services
(509) 222-7773
Email

Kate Armitage
Program Coordinator, Keewaydin Discovery Center
(509) 222-6924
Email

Ingrid Dawson
Secretary
(509) 222-6566
Email

Laura Laing
Secretary
(509) 222-6570
Email

Amy Morby
Secretary
(509) 222-6482
Email

Tracy Johnson
Secretary
(509) 222-6578
Email

Giselle Aranda-Hernandez
Translator
(509) 222-6537
Email

Jeanne Bakker
Nursing Chair
(509) 222-6803
Email