Kyrene Exceptional Student Services Parent Council (ESSPC)
NOTE: The Kyrene Exceptional Student Services Parent Council for 2020-21 will be suspended until January 2021, as the District continues to prioritize its work on providing instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates on the work of the ESSPC including new meeting dates will be shared on this page.
The Kyrene School District believes that one of the most important aspects of the special education process is the role played by parents. Parents are critical participants in the education and long term success of their child.
The ESSPC was assembled to facilitate communication between Kyrene's parent community of students who receive special education services and Kyrene's ESS leadership and staff.
- Increase awareness among parents about their rights and the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- Enhance communication and collaboration between families, community partners, and the Kyrene schools/district
- Strengthen advocacy for special education needs in the community
2020-21 Parent Representatives
Priscilla Chand Jennifer Jarvis Alana Langdon Nancy Kiernan Pereschuk Devesh Sinha Elizabeth Steinbach Meagan Sullivan
Traveling the Special Education Highway: A guide to understanding the Procedural Safeguards Notice
Raising Special Kids: Arizona's Parent Training and Information Center
Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities: DDD empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to lead self-directed, healthy, and meaningful lives. DDD provides supports and services to individuals with qualifying developmental disabilities.
Arizona Early Intervention Program: AzEIP is Arizona's statewide interagency system of services and supports for families of infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays.