Champlain Valley School District
Student Support Services
The Office of Student Support Services is committed to providing high quality academic, social-emotional, and behavioral support for all students. To ensure comprehensive district-wide programming, each school within CVSD has a Director of Special Education. Each building-based Director reports to the Director of Student Support Services and is responsible for ensuring that students requiring specialized instruction have access to high quality interventions within the general education environment. To support students’ diverse learning needs, programming may include modified curricula or accommodations and the development of individual learning goals to ensure a positive school experience.
Students who require support services are identified by various means including, child find activities mandated by federal law and referrals from parents, teachers, human service agencies, and the medical community. Generally, student support services fall into one of three broad categories: special education services, protection from discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and support offered under the Vermont Act 117.
All CVSD schools subscribe to Guiding Principles for Instruction and Intervention, a Multi-Tiered System of Support framework, where the focus is on meeting the needs of each student.