Phone: (308) 995-4048
Fax: (308) 995-6170
The goal of the Special Education Department is to provide quality services to all students every day. We strive to provide programming for students in environments which will allow them to be successful in their learning.
Our Special Education staff work with our community and our schools to improve the district’s graduation rate, to increase the knowledge and skills of staff members, and partner to achieve academic goals and meaningful outcomes for students.
Holdrege Public Schools
Child Find Services
In keeping with federal mandates and state regulations, Holdrege Public Schools has professionals who are trained and certified to evaluate children when significant concerns are indicated for the child’s early development or educational progress. Evaluation is provided in a variety of areas, including: Early concepts (birth-5), educational skills (PreK-12), cognitive functioning, speech-language skills, physical development, social-emotional functioning, and vision and hearing screening. Evaluations completed will address the area(s) of concern for each child.
Evaluations are conducted at no cost to parents, with parent consent, and with parent participation. After the evaluation is completed, a meeting is held with parents to determine eligibility for services. If a child is determined to be eligible for services, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed. If the child is under age 3 and is determined to be eligible, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is written.
This process is referred to as “Child Find” and is available to children age birth to 21, to ensure that children are identified and receive the special educational supports for which they are eligible. These services and supports are provided through Holdrege Public School’s Special Education Department.
Contact for general Child Find information:
Liz Lawrence at 308-995-4048
Shana Boxler at 308-995-4048 (office)
Notice of Intent to Destroy Special Education Records
Unless the parent/guardian is otherwise advised, a student’s special education records will be destroyed 5 years after the student moves to another school district, graduates, or otherwise stops receiving Special Education services from Holdrege Public Schools. In order to receive notices from the district during this 5 year period, the parent/guardian must keep their address on file with the district current.
The parent/guardian or student may request to review or obtain a copy of the records at the following address:
Special Education Department
Holdrege Public Schools
505 14th Ave.
P.O. Box 2002
Holdrege, NE 68949