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Special Education

Our goals for the Special Education program at West Des Moines Community Schools follow state and federal laws like the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These laws make sure that all students with disabilities get a free, suitable education tailored to their special needs. They also protect the rights of children and their parents or guardians. Additionally, the laws help states and local districts assess students' strengths and weaknesses to make sure the education provided is effective.

Enrolling Your Student
If you move to WDMCS and your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), you'll find similar programs and services in all our schools. Most students with disabilities go to their neighborhood school. If a student needs more support, they might go to a specific school for services. Once you find a home in the district, make sure to finish the student enrollment requirements.

New to WDMCS? Enroll Your Student 

Resources

Kristi Bentz
Director of Special Education
515-633-5072

Cindy Hinkle
Teaching & Learning Assistant
515-633-5067

Joy Zuber
District Registrar
515-633-5101

Iowa IDEA Information

Heartland AEA

Service Delivery Plan
The Service Delivery Plan gets updated every five years.

Download Service Delivery Plan