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Special Education Services

The Bellevue Public School System offers a variety of high quality services to students with disabilities from birth through the school year in which the student turns 21. Parents and families work with school staff to develop an Individual Education Program (IEP) or an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) that addresses the needs of the student. Special Education programs and services are available at each building in the district, however some programs are available only at selected sites.

In a given school year, over 1,800 students receive some type of special education services from the district. There are nearly 200 special education teachers and related service providers as well as over 100 paraprofessionals who work with principals, general educators and other building staff to create individualized, inclusive school environments.

If you have any questions regarding special education services available contact your child's teacher or building principal. 

 

Child Find

"Child Find" refers to the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities to ensure that they receive services to which they are entitled. Children and youth, ages birth to 21 living within the Bellevue Public School District who are suspected of having a disability may be referred for a possible evaluation to determine if they are eligible for special education services.  To refer a child please contact either your building principal or the Special Education Department at the Bellevue Public Schools Welcome Center, 2600 Arboretum Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 or call (402) 293-4000. Students attending non-public schools located within the Bellevue Public School District boundaries may be referred for an evaluation by Bellevue Public Schools or their resident district.

 

Rule 51

All Nebraska state agency regulations are compiled in the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC). Each agency is assigned certain titles of the code for its rules and regulations.  The regulations and standards for Special Education Programs are contained in: Rule 51

For additional information regarding Special Education Services please contact your Building Principal or:
Dr. Matthew Fenster
Director of Special Education
402-293-4000;  matthew.fenster@bpsne.net

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