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Special Education

The St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency, in cooperation with the seven local districts, develops, implements, and coordinates special education services and programs for all eligible disabled students who require adjustment from a regular school program.


The combined school districts in St. Clair County have a total school enrollment of nearly 32,000 students and directly serve 3,641 special education students in various programs or approximately 11 percent of our school population. It is estimated that throughout the course of the school year, over 5,500 students will receive one or more of the special education programs or services available in the county. Currently, the combined school districts employ 374 certified special education professionals to operate the approved programs for children with disabilities.



Woodland Developmental Center

Woodland is a specialized school serving children who live in the seven St. Clair County public school districts. Woodland works with young people who are moderately cognitively impaired, severely cognitively impaired and severely multiply impaired. It also can serve students with other disabilities, such as autism, depending upon their needs.


To be eligible for special education services, a student must have a disability as determined by a multidisciplinary evaluation team. After that evaluation, an Individualized educational planning team recommends placement.

Woodland's webpage


This video covers examples

of low  technology in use in the classroom. Includes teacher and student testimonials.

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Information for parents 

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Special Education

Parent Handbook

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Procedural Safeguards Booklet

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Special Education
County Plan 

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Determination for Specific Learning Disability

All St. Clair County school districts use the same process in the determination of Specific Learning Disabliity (SLD). Click here to see the guidelines.