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Special Education Services

Marissa Lowry

Marissa Lowry
Special Education Director


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Services for Students with Disabilities

Tooele County School District offers a full range of educational services for students with disabilities who live within Tooele County boundaries. This includes children (birth through 21 years of age) who are in public schools, private schools, are being home schooled, are preschoolers (birth to five years) and are in need of an evaluation for possible special education or early intervention services, regardless of the severity of the disability. Early identification and intervention may be essential to your child’s development.

Young children, ages three-to-five, with severe delays in language, motor, cognitive, or adaptive development can receive a free and appropriate education in our preschool program.

Services, which include assessment, instruction, and evaluation, are also provided for students who qualify under federal and state guidelines, ages five to twenty-two (and have not graduated from high school). 

A student whose disability does not need specialized instruction to benefit from education, but could appropriately utilize specific interventions could possibly qualify for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504. These services are provided in all our district schools and are available for anyone who resides within our district boundaries.

If your child is having significant difficulty with vision, hearing, speech, behavior, is experiencing slow development typical for his/her age, physical development or learning difficulty, he/she may be a child with a disability that requires specialized instruction through special education.

If you suspect that your school age child may have a disability, please contact your neighborhood school principal or special education department at 435-833-1900.

If your child’s age is birth to three years or three to five years, contact your neighborhood school principal, or Christy Opeta copeta@tooeleschools.org for information.

The collection and use of data to meet the requirements of this section are subject to the confidentiality of information provisions under the Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules.

Utah State Tax Commission Dependent with a Disability Exemption for the tax year

Special Education Laws, State Rules and Regulations 

Utah Participation and Accommodations Policy

Carson Smith Scholarship (For students on an IEP)

Procedural Safeguards 

TCSD Policy & Procedure Manual