Exceptional Student Services
Parents/Guardians; Former Students; Eligible (Adult) Students:
Special Education records which have been collected by Crane School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under State and Federal laws for a period of five years after Special Education services have ended for the student. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and/or former students of Crane School District’s policy of destroying Special Education records. Crane will destroy all Special Education records that are older than five years as of school year 2022-23. Before these records are destroyed, parents and/or eligible students have a right to review records and obtain copies of any information needed. To schedule an appointment, please contact our Exceptional Services Department using the phone or email addresses listed below prior to the date of destruction on July 19, 2023.
Crane School District Exceptional Student Services Department
4250 W. 16th Street
Yuma, Arizona 85364
Telephone: (928) 373-3451 or (928) 373-3453
School-Wide Teacher Assistance Teams
You may bring anyone you would like to any meeting with your child’s IEP team. IEP teams are required to consider the information provided by any outside source.
Least Restrictive Environment
Students with disabilities who require special classes or separate schooling are placed in those environments only if the nature and severity of their disability is such that education in general classes with supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
Permission to Evaluate
If an evaluation of your child is necessary, you will be asked to sign a Permission to Evaluate form at a Child Study Team (CST) meeting. During an evaluation, various testing and evaluation techniques will be used.
Through the IEP process, your child may qualify for special transportation. Crane Schools offer transportation accommodations for children who are in wheel chairs or are non-ambulatory.
Extended School Year
ESY services are provided to a student when the educational benefits gained during the regular school year are significantly jeopardized by a break in service. ESY is necessary to enable a student to benefit from instruction received during the regular school year when the lack of ESY services would thwart the goal of maintaining the meaningful progress gained during the regular school year.
ESY services are a result of an individual determination of the IEP team and focus on critical skills and are not based upon a category of disability. While the need for ESY services is the exception rather than the rule, it is the responsibility of the IEP team to consider the need for ESY for every student.
Monday - Friday
The following is a very short summary of your parental rights. For a complete copy, please contact the Crane Schools ESS department at (928) 373-3451 or contact your child’s school.
- Right to informed consent on evaluations and placement
- Right to be involved in all decision making
- Right to have copies or examine records
- Right to obtain an independent evaluation
- Right to prior written notice
- Right to due process
- Right to appeal decisions
- Right to Stay Put in child’s current placement
- Right to information on discipline procedures
- Right to voluntary mediation
- Right to notification of assigned surrogate parent
- Right to information on transfer of rights at age 18
- Responsibility to notify school of private placement