Student Services

The Student Services Department of the Corvallis School District strives to provide the highest level of support to all students in order to fulfill our district mission.  Our goal is to provide all students with a relevant and challenging education that prepares them for future success as engaged citizens and contributing members of our world community.

An exceptional School Support Team made up of special education teachers, specialists and support staff partner with our general education teachers, administrators and parents  to educate and nurture children experiencing a disability at every grade level. Specially designed instruction is provided for students whose needs cannot be met without accommodation and/or modification of the regular instructional program. This includes a continuum of services/options developed to meet the unique educational needs of students with disabilities. 
Federal laws guarantee eligible children with disabilities will receive special education services at no cost from any agency receiving federal funds, including public schools. These laws provide a specific definition of the term "disability" and include criteria for determining whether a child is eligible for special education services according to specific categories ranging from various physical impairments to emotional and intellectual disabilities.

To learn more, check out the various links on this page which provide additional details about how special education services are delivered in the Corvallis School District.


Federal law requires that school districts provide special education services to eligible children with disabilities from kindergarten through age 21. Families with families of children with special needs are encouraged to contact their local school to learn more about the special education services that may be available to them.

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), disabilities that may require special education support include learning disabilities, physical orthopedic disabilities, other health impairments, intellectual disability, hearing or vision impairments, speech or language disorders, emotional disturbance, traumatic brain injury or autism.

The IDEA legislation also provides services to children with special needs from birth to age 3 through local education service districts. For information about early intervention programs, call 753-1202, ext. 106.

Child Find Fliers:  English / Spanish / Russian


Parent Resources

Of Special Interest!   March 2013 Newsletter 
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509J Special Education Parent Handbook
Children with Disabilities (ODE Resources)
Oregon Parent Training & Information Center (ORPTI)
Parent Rights for Special Education (Procedural Safeguards Notice)
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Tax Exemption for Children with Disabilities

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Tips for Successful IEP Meetings
Top 10 Special Education Terms


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights statute that protects persons with disabilities from discrimination. Section 504 applies to all agencies that receive federal funds, including public schools. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) extends the protections of Section 504 without regard to federal funding and it also applies to public schools. 

Section 504 regulations require school districts to provide a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities. A 504 planning team decides what supports a student with disabilities needs to "level the playing field" so the student can access educational opportunities. 

Some students with disabilities qualify for special education services and supports under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Section 504, however, is not the same as Special Education under the IDEA.

Contact Us

 Student Services Department
 Phone:  541-766-4857 
 Address:  1555 S.W. 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333
 Fax:  541-757-5703
Staff:  Kevin Bogatin, Assistant Superintendent