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Special Services

Special Services

The Winfield R-IV School District has proudly provided quality Special Education services for decades and continues to be accredited in the field of Special Education by the state.  Complying with the law for considerations of Least Restrictive Environment, we provide a full continuum of services.  Each student who meets eligibility for special education defined by the State and Local Compliance Plans and is in need of “Specialized Instruction” has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  Prior to having an IEP written, a required comprehensive education evaluation is completed. The district employs certified Psychological Examiners to complete these educational evaluations. The law requires each evaluation to be reviewed every three years and each IEP to be reviewed and revised at least annually.  

The student’s IEP team, which includes the student’s parents, determines the service delivery needed to support the student making progress on the IEP goals.  The service delivery models include but are not limited to:

  • Resource

  • Direct Instruction

  • Essential Skills

  • Centers Based Instruction

  • Outside Placements

  • Homebound

Students who may experience significant regression during the summer or are starting to acquire an “emerging skill” may qualify for Extended School Year (ESY).  

For more information concerning Special Education in the Winfield R-IV School District contact our Director of Special Services or Special Education Process Coordinator.


              Dr. Jessica Schmelzle                                            Dr. Charmaine Lawrence
              Director of Special Services                                 Special Services Process Coordinator
             636-668-8188 ext. 505                                              636-668-8001 ext 148