• Exceptional Student Services - Additional Information

    Name: Susan Smith, M.ED.
    Title: Director, Exceptional Student Services
    Phone number: 928-527-6171

    Name: Michele Moore
    Title: Account Specialist, Exceptional Student Services
    Email Address: mmoore@fusd1.org 
    Phone number: 928-527-6160


    Grants

    The Exceptional Student Services Department has submitted applications for the following grants for the 2017-2018 school year.  Further information regarding these grants may be provided upon request. 

    • IDEA Basic (Arizona Department of Education)  

      Status:  Approved

      The continued goal of the IDEA Basic Entitlement application is to assist our district in providing a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment setting for students.  It provides numerous support services which assist special education students in acquiring general education curriculum.  Most of the funding is used for instructional and instructional support services, with the majority of funds used for salaries.  IDEA Basic funds are also used to fund a portion of FUSD's Response to Intervention Program, which operates in all elementary schools. 

     

    • IDEA Preschool (Arizona Department of Education)  

      Status:  Approved

      The IDEA Preschool grant funds 1.0 FTE Special Needs Preschool Teacher in the Flagstaff Unified School District.  FUSD Special Needs Preschools provide instruction to students ages 3-5 who qualify for special education services.  Typically developing peer role models are also enrolled in these classes on a parent-paid tuition basis.  This grant will also provide funding for instructional supplies/materials for these programs, registration/travel for professional development opportunities, and iPads for use by special needs preschool students. 

     

    • IDEA AZ-Tech Grant (Arizona Department of Education)  

      Status:  Approved

      The Flagstaff Unified School District's  Arizona Department of Education AZ Tech team will participate in each of the AZ Tech trainings during the 2017-2018 academic year. The team will develop knowledge and skill necessary to consider, select, and implement assistive technology for students at Kinsey Elementary School and district wide. This knowledge and skill will be developed through attendance at trainings and regular team meetings. 

       

    • Navajo Preschool (Arizona Department of Education)  

      Status:  Approved

      Leupp Public School, an FUSD school located on the Navajo reservation, has a preschool program which offers a continuum of services for students and families with special education needs.  The Navajo Preschool Grant funds a portion of the special education preschool teacher's salary serving Leupp Preschool students.