About the Department
Child find is the process for locating, evaluating and identifying any children from birth to 21 years of age residing in the district (or non-resident children attending private school located within the district) who are in need of special education and related services. A team of professionals will review existing information and conduct screenings in the following development areas: cognitive, communication, physical, social or emotional and adaptive. Following the scheduled screening, a determination will be made regarding whether the child should be further evaluated for special education services. If you or someone you know suspects a child of having a disability, an appointment to attend a Child find screening can be made by calling 253-583-5180.
To order copies of special education records, please contact 253-583-5181. Fax number is 253-583-5188.
Special Education Programs and Services
The CPSD provides a free appropriate public education for eligible special education students as provided for in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Clover Park School District serves students with disabilities from ages 3 to 21 and offers a full continuum of placement options. Parents, students, and staff should work through their Individualized Education Program Team to determine the appropriate educational program for the child.
Please contact 253-583-5170 or 253-583-5180 for access to these policies and procedures.