Columbia School District Special Services Department is responsible for all student educational needs relating to the areas of Special Education, Section 504, and Gifted Education.
Special Education – Serves children ages 3 through 20 in a continuum of services at each grade level and school. The Special Education Department has 16 teachers and 5 speech pathologists serving about 350 students. Services include: inclusion, tutorial, resource, self-contained, community-based programs, day treatment classes/programs, developmentally delayed preschool program, and homebound services.
Gifted Education – Programs are offered for grades 2-7 for eligible students. Columbia School District has 3 gifted teachers who serve approximately 138 students.
Section 504 – Plans are offered to eligible students. Columbia School District serves approximately 9 students in grades K-12.