The Special Services Department is responsible for overseeing the special education programs throughout the District. Additionally, the department ensures compliance with all federal and state laws which govern special education. The department also oversees Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The department's teachers, specialists, and paraprofessionals work throughout the District. There are currently upwards of 100 District employees meeting the needs of students with disabilities.
Many resources are available to community members and parents regarding how students may be assisted in accessing the general education curriculum thorugh special education programs or Section 504. Two helpful resources are the State of Alaska Special Education website and the State of Alaska's Special Education Handbook.
Click here for additional information on Section 504.
The Alaska Family Directory is a website funded by a grant from the Alaska Department of Education that is maintained by the Anchorage School District. Please click here for their flyer or here for their website.
“Where to Turn” is a directory prepared by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. It is designed to assist parents and community members find resources that may be needed for a child or adult who experience a physical, mental, or emotional disability.
Hard copies may be accessed at the Special Services office in the Kodiak Island Borough Building. You may also search this document on the web at http://www.hss.state.ak.us/gcdse/Publications/Wheretoturn/wttindex.htm
If you know of a child who may qualify for special education services or about your child who is receiving them, please contact Dr. Krista McGuyer at 481-6221.