Exceptional Student Services
The Exceptional Student Services department commits to improving outcomes for students with and without disabilities by providing systems of support, ensuring inclusive classroom environments, and promoting student independence.
The Kyrene School District offers a continuum of services to our students, along with a variety of service delivery options. Teams begin discussions with the belief and expectation that students receive services in the general education setting to the greatest extent possible. Data is used to identify if a student needs more intensive instruction as teams review options along the continuum of the least restrictive environment. A variety of options are considered as teams review reasonable accommodations and/or modifications, supplementary aids and services, and/or assistive technology in general education classes. In addition, related services are available, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, transportation, and counseling, if the IEP Team determines any to be appropriate.
We value our partnerships with parents, students and community stakeholders. Your input is important. Please feel free to contact our department with any questions, concerns and/or celebrations you may want to share at KyreneESS@kyrene.org.
Dr. Tzipi Turner
Director of Exceptional Student Services
Pursuant to A.R.S. §41-1351 and the General Records Retention Schedule for School Districts and Charter Schools Student Records (#000-11-53) established by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (L.A.P.R.), Special Education Records (including placement records, referrals, evaluations, testing data and other related records) will be destroyed “four (4) years after fiscal year of final enrollment.”