PARENT SURVEY

To ensure that Lexington Public Schools includes parents as active participants in their child’s special education process, we invite you to complete a parent survey.
The survey is available until April 1st, 2022 for parents of special education students ages 3 to 21 years of age. Lexington Public Schools will use your feedback to guide and improve upon our areas of weakness, and also work to promote areas that you feel are a strength for us. 

 

If your child has an IEP due before April 1st, 2022, you will have the option to complete the survey after the IEP meeting if you have not already done so.  There will also be a computer available to access the survey at parent teacher conferences, February 17-18, 2022.

 

Please note that there is also a Spanish translation of the survey, which can be accessed by clicking on the drop down menu on the top right corner of the survey
screen.  Access to the parent survey link will close on April 1st, 2022.

 

Thank you for your time, and we value any feedback that you can provide us.

 

Parent Survey Link:

https://nde.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bqDt1XUZ5wl1iAu?RID=MLRP_0oZntRnzJBFPnb8&Q_CHL=email

 

Sincerely,

Angie Kovarik, Ed.S.
Student Services Director
Lexington Public Schools

LPS Student Services Staff

Christa Anderson, Ed.S.

Angie Kovarik, Ed.S.

Student Services Director PK-12

(308) 324-1209

Amy Pepplitsch

Student Services 6-12 Coordinator

Marni Baker

SpEd Compliance Assistant
(308) 324-1210

Kerri Dangler

Special Education Staff

Please click on the appropriate building to see the inclusive team that will be providing special education services for students

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              Robin Einspahr                                               Sara Oberg CCC-SLP                                                            Maria Salas 

Early Inclusive Interventionist                            Speech Language Pathologist                              Early Inclusive Paraprofessional

                                                                          

            Lindsy Albrecht                                                              Lyndi Miller                                                             Elizabeth Wilson

                  ESU#10                                                                           ESU#10                                                                       ESU#10

   EDN Service Coordinator                                        EDN Service Coordinator                                        EDN Service Coordinator

 

                                                          

              Maura Rabe, OTR/L                                          Skyler Roemmich PT/DPT                                              Annie Chrismann

            Occupational Therapist                                           Physical Therapist                                            School Psychologist Intern

                                                                   

                                    Danica Liess                                                                                    Nicole Lopez

                    Early Inclusive Interventionist                                                   Early Inclusive Interventionist

                                     3-4 year olds                                                                                   4-5 year olds

 

                                                  

                Annie Chrismann                                             Sara Oberg CCC-SLP                                        Cassie Kreitman OTR/L

        School Psychologist Intern                             Speech Language Pathologist                            Occupational Therapist

                                                                         
                                               Skyler Roemmich, PT/DPT                                         Lori Shutts, CCC-SLP
                                                        Physical Therapist                                       Speech-Language Pathologist

                                             

             Amber Brown                                                   Ashley Aagesen                                            Gabrielle Renderos 

      Special Education Teacher                         Special Education Teacher                             Intensive Interventionist

                  1st Grade                                                          Kindergarten                                                 STARS Program

                                             

                Kendra Myers                                        Amy Schroeder, CCC-SLP                                  Cassie Kreitman OTR/L

       Intensive Interventionist                         Speech Language Pathologist                            Occupational Therapist

               STARS Program 

                                                                 

                                     Skyler Roemmich, PT/DPT                                                Emma O’Brien

                                           Physical Therapist                                                      School Psychologist Intern

                                              

               Taylor Haight                                            Jennifer Brockmeier                                         Ann Osborn, CCC-SLP

  Special Education Teacher                                 Special Education Teacher                      Speech Language Pathologist

                 Grades K-2                                                      Grades 3-5   

                                           

   Nicole Stewart, Ed.S. NCSP                                 Maura Rabe, OTR/L                                           Skyler Roemmich, PT

         School Psychologist                                     Occupational Therapist                                         Physical Therapist

                                        

             Lori Pflaster                                                    Chloe Syzmanski                                             Danita Comfort

     Special Education Teacher                             Special Education Teacher                       Special Education Teacher

            STARS Program                                                   2nd Grade                                                             3rd Grade

                                       

   Amy Schroeder, CCC-SLP                                          Emma O’Brien                                               Maura Rabe, OTR/L

Speech Language Pathologist                            School Psychologist Intern                              Occupational Therapist

                                                                                 

                                                                                     Skyler Roemmich, PT/DPT

                                                                                              Physical Therapist

                                                              

                  Ashley Saulsbury                                                                                     Michelle Pratt

          Special Education Teacher                                                             Special Education Teacher                                  

                       4th Grade                                                                                                    5th Grade

 

                                                        

             Lori Shutts CCC-SLP                                          Hilary Klammer, Ed.S., NCSP                                       Maura Rabe, OTR/L

    Speech Language Pathologist                                        School Psychologist                                            Occupational Therapist

 

 

                                                                                   

                                                                                     Skyler Roemmich, PT/DPT

                                                                                          Physical Therapist

                                                             

            Mary Malcom                                                             Carrie Stallbaumer                                                      Josey Blessin

   Special Education Teacher                                         Special Education Teacher                                 Special Education Teacher

               6th Grade                                                                         6th Grade                                                                   7th Grade   

                                                         

                Chuck Foster                                                             Emmily Reppert                                                      Lindsay Rosner

   Special Education Teacher                                        Special Education Teacher                                  Special Education Teacher

                   7th Grade                                                                       8th Grade                                                                8th Grade

                                                              

               Erin Haines                                                                        Micki Lauby                                                      Ann Osborn, CCC-SLP

      Special Education Teacher                                        Special Education Teacher                           Speech Language Pathologist

Developmental Learning Program                                          STARS Program                                                         6th Grade

                                                           

      Stacy Strauss CCC-SLP                                                         Emma O’Brien                                              Skyler Roemmich PT-DPT

Speech-Language Pathologist                                       School Psychologist Intern                                       Physical Therapist

               7-8th Grade                                                                                                                                         

                                                               

          Anita Bachmann                                                                Becky Archer                                                          Mary Reimers

  Special Education Teacher                                       Special Education Teacher                                     Special Education Teacher

    Dept. Chair/Behaviorist                                                    Transition Specialist                                           Adaptive PE/Co-Teacher

                                                            

          Kathryn Peterson                                                                Tiffany Foster                                                       Kathy Halouska

   Special Education Teacher                                         Special Education Teacher                                 Special Education Teacher

        STARS Program 9-12                                                   STARS/DLP Program 9-12                                               Co-Teacher 

                                                              

 Nicole Stewart, Ed.S., NCSP                                            Stacy Strauss, CCC-SLP                                             Maura Rabe, OTR/L

       School Psychologist                                              Speech-Language Pathologist                                    Occpational Therapist

                                                                                        

                                                                                             Skyler Roemmich, PT/DPT

                                                                                                    Physical Therapist

Special Education services are provided to all students with a verified disability who reside in the Lexington Public School district. These services are provided from birth through the age of 21 or until graduation requirements are met. Special education programs and services are integrated within each of the seven buildings in the Lexington Public Schools.

 

A continuum of services and programs are available, depending on the needs of each individual child. The goal of special education is to enable children with unique learning needs to reach their full potential. Every effort is made to maintain all students in classrooms with their age-appropriate peers in the least restrictive environment. Special educators collaborate with classroom teachers as they problem-solve strategies that will support the unique learning needs of each student.

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504 Policy

It is the policy of the Board of Education not to discriminate against any otherwise qualified individual with a disability solely by reason of his/her disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program or activity.

It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services.  Students may be disabled under this policy even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

Due process rights of students with disabilities and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced.

Mrs. Christa Anderson is the coordinator of the Section 504 activities.

Early Intervention

It is never to early to begin to help your child learn and achieve to the best of his or her ability.

Our Early Intervention program serves children birth to 5 years, who have a verified disability.  Lexington Public Schools Early Intervention Special Education teacher is Robin Einspahr.  Most children will reach developmental milestones of communication skills, motor skills, social skills, and thinking skills within an average child’s learning range.  If you have any concerns about your child’s development and your child is Birth to age 2 years please contact 308-237-2280 for Services Coordination Early Development Network and if your child is age 3 to age 5 please contact Robin Einspahr at 308-324-1841.

Referral Procedures

Children Birth Through 2

Referrals can be made to Services Coordination at 1-800-689-7131 or the Office of Student Services at 308-324-1209. The Services Coordinator then works with the educational team to conduct any appropriate assessments to determine eligibility.

 

Children Ages 3-21

Referrals can be made directly to your child’s teacher, to the building principal, or to the Office of Student Services at 308-324-1209.

 

Children Not Currently In School

For children not currently in school, a preschool assessment team will conduct interviews with the parents, observations of the child, and likely administer some assessments to the child to determine eligibility for special education services. The parents are an important member of this Multidisciplinary Team Evaluation.

 

School aged children

For school-aged children, the referral goes to a Student Problem Solving Team which gathers input, implements strategies and research based interventions, tracks progress and gathers data and determines when a referral to the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is appropriate.

 

Students That Move into the District

For students who move into the district and have received special education services in the previous district, it is important for parents to bring to the school the child’s Multidisciplinary Team Evaluation Report and Individualized Education Plan from the previous school. The IEP team can then determine the necessary steps to reinstate or continue special education services for the child.

 

Former LPS Special Education Students

Notice to Former Lexington Public Schools Special Education Students​

Special Education records will be destroyed on January 21st, 2022 for any former Lexington Public School student in SPED, who has not received special education services for at least five years prior to December 31st, 2021. Former students or parents may request copies of their Special Education records by calling the Lexington Special Education Department at (308) 324-1210 prior to December 16, 2021.

AVISO PARA EX ALUMNOS DE EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL EN LAS ESCUELAS PÚBLICAS DE LEXINGTON

El 21 de enero de 2022 se destruirán los registros de Educación Especial de todo alumno en Educación Especial de las Escuelas Públicas de Lexington que no haya recibido servicios de educación especial durante el espacio de cinco años antes del 31 de diciembre de 2021. Los ex alumnos o padres pueden pedir copias de sus registros de educación especial al comunicarse con el Departamento de Educación Especial de Lexington al 308-324-1210 antes del 16 de diciembre de 2021.

OGEYSIIS KU AADAN ARDAYDA HORAY UGA MID NOQOTAY BARNAAMIJKA WAXBARASHADA KHAASKA AH

Rikoodhyada Waxbarashada Khaaska ah waa layska tuuri doonaa 17ka bisha January, 2022 kuwa ay leeyihiin ardayda horay uga mid ahaan jirtay barnaamijka waxbarashada khaaska ah, kuwaas oonan adeegyada waxbarashada khaaska ah helin ugu yaraan shan sano kahor December 31deeda, 2021. Ardayda ama waalidiinta horay uga mid ahaan jirtay barnaamijka way codsan karaan in ay helaan nuqullo ah rikoodhyada ayakoo wacaya Waaxda Waxbarashada Khaaska ah ee Lexington lambarkoodu yahay (308) 324-1210 kahor December 16keed, 2021 inta aanan la gaarin.

Child Find

What is Child Find?

Child Find is a required and continuous process of public awareness activities, screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all children with disabilities between the ages of birth and twenty-one. Children and youth who are suspected of being in need of an Early Intervention Program or Special Education Program, children between the ages of birth and 21 must meet eligibility guidlines according to Nebraska regulations. For more information about Child Find or to refer a child for eligibility screening for one of these programs, please contact Mrs. Robin Einspahr or Mrs. Angie Kovarik at Lexington Public Schools.

 

¿Qué es Child Find?

Child Find es un continuo y requerido proceso de actividades de concientización, detecciones y evaluaciones diseñadas para localizar, identificar y referir, lo más temprano posible, a todo niño con discapacidades entre las edades de nacimiento a 21 años de edad. Todo niño o joven del que se sospeche que necesite un Programa de Intervención Temprana, Servicios de Educación Especial Preescolares, o Servicios de Educación Especial para los de edad escolar, deben referirse a las Escuelas Públicas de Lexington. Los niños entre las edades de nacimiento y 21 años  de edad deben satisfacer los requistos de elegibilidad en acuerdo con las regulaciones de Nebraska para recibir un Programa de Intervención Temprana, o un Programa de Educación Especial. Para más información sobre Child Find o para referir a un niõ a una investigación de elegibilidad para unos de los programas, favor de comunicarse con la Sra. Robin Einspahr o con la Sra. Angie Kovarik en las Escuelas Públicas de Lexington.

 

Waa Maxay Helida IImaha?

Helida Ilmaha waa loobahanyahay waana hab joogto u ah hawlaha ogaalka dadweynaha, baaritaanka iyo qiimeynta loogu talagalay in la meeleeyo, la soo saaro, loona gudiyo sida ugu dhakhsaha badan dhamman ilmaha naafada ah oo u dhexeeya umusha illaa labaatan iyo kow sano jir. Caruurta iyo dhallinta looga shakiyo inay u baahanyihiin barnaamijka caawinta ilmaha naafada ah oona ku jira heerka gur-guurashada iyo wixii ka yar, adeegyada waxbarashada khaaaska ah ee barbaarinta/xanaanada, ama adeegyada waxbarshada khaaska ah ee ilmaha da’da dugsiga gaaray waa in loo gudbiyaa Dugsiyada Dadweynaha Lexington. Si loo helo barnaamijyada caawinaada ee horey loosoo sheegay, ilmaha ay da’doodu u dhaxeyso umasha illaa 21 sano waa in ay u qalmaan tilmaamaha laga so xiganayo xeeraka Nebraska. Warbixin dheeraad ah oo ku saabsan Helida Ilmaha ama gudbiska ilmaha u galma barnaamijadan mid kamid ah, Fadlan la xariir Marwo Angie Kovarik ama Marwo Robin Einspahr oo laga helo dugsiyada waxbarashada Lexington.