Special Education Programs
The Reed Union School District operates three schools: Reed (Grades K-2), Bel Aire (Grades 3-5) and Del Mar (Grades 6-8). Students are served by approximately 150 full- and part-time, certificated and classified staff. Each school has a Learning Center/ RSP program to serve the needs of students with IEPs. Reed and Bel Aire Schools have a Reading Specialist to provide intervention strategies. The District has a speech therapist that provides speech/language services at all three school sites.
Learning Center Program
This program is designed to provide supplemental instruction in a small group setting. Students who are at-risk of not meeting District standards, or who have IEPs, come to the Learning Center to develop strategies and work on individual goals that will increase academic performance, to develop learning strategies, and learn advocacy skills for success in their general education classes.
Designated Instructional Services
Designated Instructional Services (DIS) are supplementary services provided to students, which are related to their identified disabilities; examples are speech and language services, counseling and services for hard of hearing or visually impaired.
Psychologists are responsible for conducting all assessments of students initially referred to special education and for students’ triennial reviews. Reed’s District School Psychologist provides these assessment services at all three school sites, as well as providing consultation services to staff, and overseeing group counseling based upon each school’s needs.