The Special Education Department is provided for children with special needs who have an area of exceptionality which significantly impacts their ability to make progress in an educational setting. The Individual with Disabilities Education Act assures that all students receive the same educational opportunities as all students. Some children and youth need additional specialized instruction to reach their full potential. Geary County Schools USD 475 is committed to providing programs and services to children with exceptionalities to reach their potential for the future. USD 475 offers a continuum of programs and services that are tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. Each child is entitled to an appropriate public education and the opportunity to succeed.
Geary County Early Childhood Family Network
Developmental Information: Parents as Teachers (National)
Special Needs: KITS Early Childhood Resource Center
Early Childhood Screening Schedule
Kansas State School for the Blind
Families Together Inc.
Kansas Parent Information Resource Center
Disability Rights Center
Kansas School for the Deaf
Exceptional Family Member Program
Big Lakes Developmental Center
Dr. Kathryn BeougherAssistant Director of Special Education
The Assistant Director of Special Education works with and provides professional development within the department. She assists with communication and integration between special education and general education, as well, provides support to parents when they have questions and concerns about Middle School students.
Traciann PetiteCoaching & Compliance Coordinator