PHSD Special Education Parent Resources

Supporting Diverse Learners

The vision of the Pleasant Hill School District Special Education Department is to develop the full potential and well-being of every student for a successful future. This vision is realized through the department mission of providing students and families with a supportive, inclusive, collaborative education and enveloping the whole-child through the delivery of high-quality programs, services, and resources. As a department, we are committed to ensuring the greatest possible access to high quality education for students with disabilities. We are also committed to providing instruction that is responsive to their needs and is delivered by effective and culturally responsive educators within least restrictive environments.

Director's Update

August 2020

Welcome back to school! What a year this is shaping up to be. In times like these, the work of teachers has never been more important. The Special Education Department is committed to supporting our teachers and students in these ever-changing, difficult times.

The Special Education Department is looking forward to continuing to develop our programs and services to ensure that we are delivering high-quality, rigorous supports to our students and that we are building capacity across the district in meeting the needs of all learners. We have spent our summer building up our systems to help streamline our processes, improve our coordination, and increase our collaboration between general education and special education staff.

You may have noticed our new web page! We are proud to bring this resource to you as a central location where you can find information, access forms, and gather resources to help you support your child. Not only do we have new services in place, like our website, but we are also welcoming some new special education staff this year. Please join me in officially welcoming Jessi Goble, elementary special education teacher, and Amanda Moch, secondary special education teacher, to our district.

I hope everyone is ready for a great year ahead. We look forward to continuing to partner with our parents and families to help provide the support our students need to succeed. Thank you for all that you do!

Previous Director's Updates


Night to Unite

These evenings will be opportunities for families of students with disabilities to come together to connect with community agencies, learn about local resources, and network with each other.

Currently these events are suspended in response to the pandemic while we consider ways to host them virtually.

Please visit this page to find our most recent community newsletters from the Special Education department.

This page provides information and resources about various disability categories.

This page provides important process information for parents and families.

This page provides information about diploma options, graduation planning, and transition services.

This page provides information and resources for families for community support.

This page includes some resources about special education and the special education process for families.

This page provides resources to support students with social skills and behavioral needs.

This page provides resources for speech and language support.