South Bend Community School Corporation 

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South Bend Community School Corporation believes that all students can learn, but the path to excellence is different for each student. This is particularly true of the students who come to us with special needs.

Special education programming provides the support these students require to access their Free and Appropriate Public Education, and reach their full potential. Services are offered for eligible students aged preschool through 12th grade, and in some cases, to age 22, in their least restrictive environment.

School staff work collaboratively with families and community agencies to support each learner, as identified in his/her Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). This support looks different for every student, and may range from consultation and support in the general education classroom to direct instruction in special education classes.

IEP Date Chart

Student's Birth Month Beginning/Ending Dates for IEP

September 9/30/2023->9/30/2024

October 10/31/2023->10/31/2024

 November 11/30/2023->11/30/2024

December 12/31/2023->12/31/2024

January 1/31/2023->1/31/2024

February 2/28/2023->2/28/2024

March 3/31/2023->3/31/2024

April 4/30/2023->4/30/2024

May, June, July and August 7/1/2023->7/1/2024

ESY Dates for Summer 2023:   

Tuesday, 6/20/23-Thursday, 7/20/23

The ESY daily schedule is: 

Monday - Thursday 

8:30 - 12:00

There will be no ESY July 3-July 7 for the holiday. 

ESY will be held at McKinley School. 

2023-2024 School Year

First day for Students: August 16, 2023

Last day for Students: May 31, 2024

Staff Directory

The Special Education Office is located on the 5th floor of the South Bend Schools Administration Building, 215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601. The phone number is 574-393-6119.

Director of Exceptional Learners: Tonia Brewer

Assistant Director of Exceptional Learners:  Joel Boehner 

Special Needs and Abilities Preschool (SNAP)  and Young Adult Services (YAS) @ Studebaker: Amanda Jackson (574-393-6250)

East District Supervisor: Tonya Fletcher

South District Supervisor: Christi Carr Frame 

North District Supervisor: Lisa Ward

West District Supervisor: Tracy Hickey

Secretary to the Director, MDC Coordinator: Mary Suth (574-393-6117)

Budgets, Grants, and Paraprofessionals, Mileage Claims, :  Savannah Holderbaum (574-393-6122)

Evaluations/Referrals: Ramie George (574-393-6119)

CODA, IIEP, TOR lists: Pam Ascaño (574-393-6121)

CEIS, Data, and Budgets: Cate Sullivan (574-393-6118)